Difference Between Much and More

Much vs More

Much and more are common English words that confuse the learners because of their similarities. Much is often confused with very as it is used to indicate great quantity that cannot be expressed in numbers. More is another word that is used to express a greater amount, quantity, or degree. Despite similarities, much and more have differences that make it necessary to use them in different situations. This article takes a closer look at much and more.

What does Much mean?

Much is an adjective that is used to express a large amount that cannot be expressed in numbers or quantity. It is also used as an adverb when describing the extent of something. Take a look at the following examples.

He does not have much experience. 

It did not rain much during the match

Much has been written about the failure of this welfare program.

What does More mean?

More is an adjective that refers to an additional quantity of something.

I want some more coffee

I need some more time to be able to do the job

It is a comparative form of many and much and can be used as an adverb as in more slowly or more expensive. In general, it is used to express additional quantity, a greater quantity or number.

What is the difference between Much and More?

• More is comparative while much does not make any comparison.

• When things cannot be counted, much is used as in much milk, much wine, and much butter.

• When things can be counted but are in large numbers, many is used as in many boys, many books, and so on.

• Much can modify an adjective as in much better.

• Much can be used in conjunction with more as in much more experienced or much more talented.


Further Reading:

  1. Difference Between Much and Many
  2. Difference Between Much and a Lot of
  3. Difference Between Many and More