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# Higher than vs more than

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12 Nov 2003, 05:34
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"

Thanks...

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23 Nov 2003, 09:42
Bump for a good explanation ....

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23 Nov 2003, 11:52
I think "higher than" is used for numerical values (like sales, payment, rates, etc.) or when we are comparing the numerical value even though the numerical value is not given. For ex. Sales of company X is higher than those of Y.
In the sentence above, infact we know the exact figure of sales.

whereas " more than" is used when we do not know the numerical value. For ex. stress level is more in X than Y.

make sense??

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01 May 2011, 13:37
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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"
Thanks...

"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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15 Jul 2011, 05:16
"Higher than" is used for items that are quantifiable. "More than" is used for those that are not numerically quantifiable.

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17 Jul 2011, 17:24
Greater than (non-quantified numbers)
More than (quantifiable numbers)
Higher than (both??)

Is this is the summary?

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31 Jul 2011, 04:19
joshnsit wrote:
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"
Thanks...

"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.

Thanks Joshnsit
In example provided by you,
The amount of water is GREATER / MORE than the amount of juice -- Which is correct and why???
Amount is not countable and I think we can say amount of water is more or less than something.

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30 Aug 2014, 22:02
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I found this http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/standard-rule-for-using-greater-than-vs-more-than-t4000.htmlto be a fantastic explanation to decide whether to use Higher than vs more than.

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26 Sep 2015, 17:09
Is it right to say that "The number of people who play chess is GREATER than the number of people who play football" or shall we use MORE over here?
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