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People are concerned about crime because there is much more of it.

What Parts of Speech are much and more here?

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    Sep 3, 2021 at 2:40

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"More" is a comparative adjective modifying "crime". "Much" is a superlative adverb modifying "more". Together "much more" form a phrasal comparative adjective.

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  • I wonder why it matters. Yes, in your analysis, "much more" goes like this: much more crime. :) Where crime is a mass noun. Like coffee, Ha ha.
    – Lambie
    Aug 29, 2021 at 15:22
  • pronoun [comparative of ‘many’ and ‘much’] oed.com/oed2/00151364
    – GJC
    Aug 29, 2021 at 15:26
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    @GJC What is your point? Posting that entire entry from the OED is not helpful at all. What David says is right. You can also see it as: more, a noun, and more as an adjective because of the prepositional phrase: of it.
    – Lambie
    Aug 29, 2021 at 15:30
  • See in that definition in the OED: 2. a. Something that is more; a greater quantity, amount, degree, etc. Then: b: followed by a partitive of.
    – Lambie
    Aug 29, 2021 at 15:34
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    I wish that any downvoters would leave a comment indicting what they think is wrong with this answer. In the absence of a comment, I cannot improve the answer, others cannot use the reasons to write better answers, and readers have no idea why someone objects to the answer. Such a downvote seems pointless. Aug 29, 2021 at 22:13

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