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What's the difference?

 
 
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:28 pm
What's the difference between ''much more'' and ''far more'' ?

But most people agree that true and lasting love involves far more than mere physical attraction
in the above sentence can't we use ''much more'' and if we do would it effect meaning of the sentence?
Thank you
 
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:29 pm
@pumpjockey,
It shouldn't affect (not "effect") the meaning in that example.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:33 pm
"Much more" is far more common!
pumpjockey
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:46 pm
@NickFun,
Thank you for both answers, if I may trouble you with another small question:

When we meet that special person, how can we tell that our feelings are genuine and not merely infatuation?

Can we use ''whenever'' instead of ''when in the above question?
Thank you. Smile
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:50 pm
@pumpjockey,
You should ask new questions in a new topic, because that way you can select an answer and mark this one "answered".

But here's your answer anyway: yes you can, but "whenever" can be misunderstood to mean something more frequent. e.g.

Whenever I get tired I sleep.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 02:59 pm
@pumpjockey,

No you shouldn't use "whenever" there, because the meeting of "that special person" is a once-only event (since you use the phrase "that special person": so that's one person only, and the meeting logically is only one event)
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 03:00 pm
@pumpjockey,

There is no difference in meaning.

pumpjockey
 
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 05:04 pm
@McTag,
Thank you all for taking time to reply, I appreciated. Smile
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 05:38 pm
@pumpjockey,
English is not my first language but still I can draw your kind attention to peruse this link to enrich your English
http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm
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