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Can I say? Hello dear native speakers Can I say : The number of red pens is ten more than the blue pens. Or The number of red pens is more than the blue pens by ten. Which one ? Can I use both? If they're not natural, how would you say that naturally? Thanks
Sep 20, 2019 7:41 AM
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I agree with Nanren888- 新西兰, the most "natural" way to say it in English would be: "There are ten more red pens than blue pens." Hope that helps.
September 20, 2019
They are the sort of sentences that test grammar. They are both fine, correct, but not a common thing to say, so not sure what "natural" would mean. . More likely in real life is There are ten more red pens than blue. There are ten more red pens than blue ones.
September 20, 2019
But the second one is not natural. Better just the first one
September 20, 2019
There are 10 more red pens than blue ones. But if you want to use the word "number": The number of red pens is 10 more than blue pens
September 20, 2019
Thanks But I want to use the word "number"
September 20, 2019
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