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More vs most
Consider larger sets and subsets
2013/11/23
11:24am
siburdge
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As a new (addicted) listener I’ve been feasting on the archives. This one dates back to 2010 in which a listener objected to the use of more to describe seemingly more than two things. “This student is one of the more difficult students I’ve taught.” I see it this way. The student is a member of the larger set of difficult students. the speaker is comparing the two sets of students; difficult students and not difficult students. In this way, more is correct. The student is a member of the group ” more difficult students” vs the other group “less difficult students