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Tell me please what is better to say:

I want to experience more of smth.

or

I want to experience more in smth?

Is this sentence grammatically correct or not? How would you say?

  • It will depend what you are talking about. Can you provide more detail? – Tyler James Young Apr 19 '14 at 1:41
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Either could be correct, depending on what you're talking about.

Most of the time, it would be “more of [something]”, with [something] standing in for some experience or some opportunity for experiences:

. . . I want to experience more of the world than just my own country . . .
Source: bubearcats.com – Kurth Shares Experiences From Sochi Olympics

This is usually followed by “the” as it is above, because “of” requires you to name something specific, not just a general feeling or type of experience. Notice the difference between these two statements:

  • I want to experience more of the joy life has to offer.
  • I want to experience more of [Ø] joy (in my life).

Other times, you might just be saying that you want to experience more in general. In this case, you can follow that statement with anything that makes sense, including something starting with “in”:

  • I want to experience more in the future.
  • I want to experience more in 2014.
  • I want to experience more in life.

The last one is probably the most common statement of this kind. Of course, you could also say “I want to experience more of life” which has essentially the same meaning. You'd just be treating life as either an experience unto itself or as the locus of various experiences.

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It is not clear what smth is, and as a result, this question cannot really be answered definitively.

However

'I want to experience more of smth.'

Is likely correct

  • Without a knowledge of what the something actually is, the question still cannot be answered definitively. – Lighthart Apr 19 '14 at 0:48

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