silent bob wrote:
Sales of US mfg goods to Japan rose to 166 billion in 1992, an amount that is (14 percent higher than the previous year's figure)
A) As is
B) 14% more than the previous year's figure.
The EC exported just under 400 billion in goods in 1988, (sixty percent more than) the US exported.
A) As is
B) sixty percent higher than.
In both choices higher is the answer.. Can anyone tell me when to use "higher" and when to use "more"...
Furthermore when to use "greater" and when to use "more"
thankx in advance...
"higher" and "greater" are both applicable almost synonymously to any statistic or number.
The number of apples is greater/higher than the number of oranges-- Both way correct
Though "higher" doesnt qualify with size or importance or degree. You wont suggest higher in the below example.
The amount of water is greater than the amount of juice-- Correct
The amount of water is higher than the amount of juice-- Incorrect
More than comes in scenarios where "greater" or "higher" are not in use.
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