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.
- John PLv 73 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
- bluebellbkkLv 73 months ago
The answers from Dan and A.J. show a deeper understanding of the possible correct usage.
- Chi girlLv 73 months ago
Yes, it's like saying " more more."
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- Barney GoogleLv 73 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.
- 38lsbLv 63 months ago
No, as in, we're building 3 more additional classrooms.
- A.J.Lv 73 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.
- DanLv 73 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.
- Anonymous3 months ago
Makes no sense. They’re synonymous.
- katydidLv 73 months ago
No, it is redundant. "more" and "additional" mean the same thing.