What are the rules for using comparison with a verb and preposition?

Which of the sentences below is correct?

(I need to) interact more with others using it


(I need to) interact with others more using it

Or something else?

  • It goes like a) more with others...(than with someone else); or more using it (than using something else...).
    – Ram Pillai
    Commented Sep 5, 2020 at 14:14

1 Answer 1


More can indeed often go at different points in a sentence. But what it can't usually do is go inside a constituent of the sentence.

I take it that with others using it is a complement of interact: that complement is a constituent in the structure of the sentence, and cannot usually be split up by a word that is not part of it.

In fact, if I read your second sentence

(I need to) interact with others more using it

I assume that the component with others is complete. It's fine for more to go on the end of that; but then I meet using it, and it's not obvious what its role is in the sentence. Using it is a participial phrase, but the only way I can make sense of it is to assume it relates to I, or possibly to the predicate interact. I can't read it as attached to others (which I assume was your intention).

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