Can I use the following sentence constructions:

  • I much more relate to A than to B

or should I say

  • I more relate to A than to B


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    I prefer 'more' after 'relate'. I relate more to Jones than to Smith. Preverbal 'more' sounds conversational to me, and preverbal 'much more' sounds even more colloquial. Opinions may vary.
    – legatrix
    Dec 5, 2020 at 17:33

3 Answers 3


"More" doesn't go well with "relate" for me.

You relate well or badly, not more or less, and the adverb should follow the verb

I relate much better to A than to B

I relate to A much better than B

  • I disagree, if OP is using relate in the sense of relating to a feeling or idea, rather than a person. Dec 6, 2020 at 11:51

I relate more to A than B. You can relate more or less to different things.It's easier to understand written this way.


If you put "more" after "relate," your examples are fine:

I relate much more to A than to B.

I relate more to A than to B.

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