For correct printing, the bottom margin should be set greater than 1cm.

I drafted this sentence. When I googled this by replacing "greater" with "to greater" and "to a value greater", some examples were hit. I would like to know which is the best.

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    ....should be set larger/higher than 1 cm.
    – user5267
    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:17
  • @AbsoluteBeginner isn't 'greater' correct too?
    – Varun Nair
    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:22

2 Answers 2


For the readers' sake, you can and should probably use the shorter and simpler sentence

For correct printing, the bottom margin should be greater than 1 cm.

People will understand that they should set something in order to make it happen.

  • I agree with you, but I would like to know the correct usage when "set" is used.
    – rama9
    Oct 10, 2017 at 14:40

You can use "set greater than" (Google search). However, if you wish to use a proper construction then use "set to a value greater than" (more common - Google search) or "set to a greater value than" (less common - Google search). These both being more the kind of writing used in manuals and documents.

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