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(1) As our employees acquire more seniority in our company, they will be eligible for promotion.

(2) As our employees acquire higher seniority in our company, they will be eligible for promotion.

Which word is correct: more or higher?

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    Seniority means being older or of higher status, so higher seniority looks like tautology. I would use more. – Kate Bunting Jan 24 at 9:25
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    Yes version (1) with “more seniority” is the best alternative. I’d also expect to read seniority used alone as in, “As our employees acquire seniority in our company...” – Orbital Aussie Jan 24 at 12:36

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