Comparing two or more things

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What can we do to fix this statement?

"This keeps more calcium from being released into the blood stream."

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This keeps more calcium from being released into the blood stream.
asked Oct 31 '12 at 23:00 Azeb Gugsa New member

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You can fix the so-called problem by deleting "more" from the sentence. The strict rule is that when you say "more" you should also "than" what in the same sentence. A looser interpretation of the rules says that the comparision must be completed in the immediate context of the sentence -- the one or two sentences before or the one sentence after.

 

You can also change "more" to something that gives similar meaning but does not invite comparision -- added, extra,  and so on.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Nov 01 '12 at 03:55 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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