What part of speech is the word ‘MORE’?

1 ‘more’ is a comparative after-determiner (DAR), when it is followed by a noun phrase. For example:

  • For more information, contact me.
  • One or more of the people have come.

2 ‘more’ is a comparative adverb of degree (RGR), when it modifies an adjective or adverb.

  • You are more likely to win, and more importantly, get the money.

 

16 MORE (RR22) 88488 ADVERBIAL PHRASE

ONCE MORE

My powers will pass to Maximus, to hold in trust, until the Senate is ready to rule once more.

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*oddly, the CLAWS7 tagset does not capture ‘more’ as a pronoun.  For example:

Tell me more.


1 MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) 3276913

4 MORE (RRR) THAN (CSN) 169015

1 . (.) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) , (,) 102491
2 . (.) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) ON (II) 51754

5 ONE (MC1) OR (CC) MORE (DAR) OF (IO) THE (AT) 41161
6 . (.) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) ABOUT (II) 40314
7 (NULL) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) ON (II) 37209
8 (NULL) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) ABOUT (II) 31959

10 (NULL) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) , (,) 18029

14 THEY (PPHS2) ARE (VBR) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO (TO) 12961

15 . (.) READ (VV0) MORE (DAR) … (…) (NULL) 11953

17 AND (CC) , MORE (RGR) IMPORTANTLY (RR) ,  11203
18 YOU (PPY) HAVE (VH0) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) ONE (MC1) 10693

21 AND (CC) MANY (DA2) MORE (DAR) .  10431

23 THERE (EX) IS (VBZ) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) ONE (MC1) 10322

25 ONE (MC1) OR (CC) MORE (DAR) OF (IO) THESE (DD2) 10043
26 YOU (PPY) ARE (VBR) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO (TO) 9705
27 ARE (VBR) MUCH (RR) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO (TO) 9595
28 IS (VBZ) NOTHING (PN1) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) A (AT1) 9215

31 . FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) PLEASE (RR) 8709
32 TO (TO) LEARN (VVI) MORE (RRR_DAR) .8693
33 IT (PPH1) ‘S (VBZ) MORE (DAR) OF (IO) A (AT1) 8426

35 , (,) AND (CC) MORE (RGR) IMPORTANTLY (RR) , 8068

39 SO (RG) MUCH (DA1) MORE (DAR) . 6942
40 YOU (PPY) ‘RE (VBR) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO 6936

42 WILL (VM) BE (VBI) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO  6551
43 , (,) BUT (CCB) MORE (RGR) IMPORTANTLY (RR) , 6533
44 TO (TO) SPEND (VVI) MORE (DAR) TIME (NNT1) WITH (IW) 6236
45 . (.) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) AND (CC) 6219

46 , (,) AND (CC) MORE (RRR) ! (!) (NULL) 6159

47 . (.) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) DETAILS (NN2) , (,) 6067

49 HERE (RL) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) . (.) 6055
50 . (.) (NULL) MORE (RGR_RRR) IMPORTANTLY (RR) , (,) 6017

54 . (.) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) OR (CC) 5872

57 PEOPLE (NN) ARE (VBR) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO (TO) 5562

59 … (…) READ (VV0) MORE (DAR) … (…) (NULL) 5462
60 AND (CC) MUCH (RR_DA1) MORE (RRR_DAR) .  5431
61 . (.) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) VISIT  5427

64 THIS (DD1) IS (VBZ) MORE (DAR) OF (IO) A (AT1) 5300

67 ARE (VBR) FAR (RG) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO (TO) 5092
68 (NULL) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) OR (CC) 5022

69 AND (CC) MUCH (RR) MORE (RRR) ! (!) (NULL) 4919

72 AND (CC) ARE (VBR) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO (TO) 4728

75 WOULD (VM) BE (VBI) MORE (DAR_RRR) THAN (CSN) HAPPY (JJ) 4557
76 ARE (VBR) ALSO (RR) MORE (RGR) LIKELY (JJ) TO (TO) 4495
77 PAGE (NN1) FOR (IF) MORE (DAR) INFORMATION (NN1) .  4491

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