• I'm still packing my clothes. I'll need 10 minutes more.
  • I'm still packing my clothes. I'll need 10 more minutes.

Are both grammatically correct?

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    I have closed this question due to lack of details. Either of these could be grammatically correct (or nonsensical, for that matter) depending on the context. In most cases, I think, they would convey a change in tone as opposed to a change in meaning, but asking such a vague and open-ended question really isn't fair to the community. Add a few examples showing how you might use the two phrases in a couple sentences, and then the question can be reopened.
    – J.R.
    Commented Dec 22, 2013 at 10:10
  • Yes, both are grammatically correct. The more common (unmarked) word order is "ten more minutes".
    – user230
    Commented Dec 22, 2013 at 10:25
  • @user2246 Perhaps mentioning what made you speak that sentence will provide a more realistic context. Did anyone make a request? Somebody interrupted you from something? (Anyway both are grammatically correct as snailboat said.) Commented Dec 22, 2013 at 13:00
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    I think most native speakers would not use the future 'tense' here and would instead just say, "I need 10 more minutes."
    – Jim
    Commented Dec 22, 2013 at 19:41
  • I would say: I need another 10 minutes
    – mplungjan
    Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 6:51

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They're both correct. But "I need 10 more minutes" is probably more common. (There's no reason to make it progressive or conditional. The need is in the present.)

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