Is “more additional” bad grammar?

Is “more additional” bad grammar? Example: Candidates would have an incentive to seek a recount in any state in which they thought the recount would give them more additional votes than their opponent.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Use either "more" or "additional". Do not use both.

  • 3 months ago

    Eh, not really. As everyone else is saying, it does sound redundant, but for whatever reason, it's one of those things that flows nicely despite not being technically correct

  • 3 months ago

    The answers from Dan and A.J. show a deeper understanding of the possible correct usage.

  • 3 months ago

    Yes, it's like saying " more more."

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  • 3 months ago

    YES!!! you don't need additional. It is a style choice to use either 'more' (the correct option) or the second 'additional.' Use 'additional' in a financial statement, or when talking to a policeman.. Keep it simple.

  • 38lsb
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    No, as in, we're building 3 more additional classrooms.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Normally, it is redundant, more meaning the same as additional. It is possible to have a special case of "additional" as a category and "more" the added quantity of it. They offered more additional services and fewer base services.

    Using "Very very" is also redundant.

    Add, in reviewing the precise content, "more additional" is valid in the special case.

    seek a recount --- would give them more additional votes than their opponent

    The original counts are assumed to be missing valid votes

    Each candidate is expected to get "additional votes" as a category of votes.

    More than the other candidate of the additional votes is valid.

    • Courtney3 months agoReport

      Did you edit your answer? That sounds judgmental but I’m not trying to be.

  • Dan
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    No in this sentence that is the correct usage, as both candidates can possibly get additional votes, so it matters who get more number of additional votes.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Makes no sense. They’re synonymous.

  • 3 months ago

    No, it is redundant. "more" and "additional" mean the same thing.

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