1. There's More to Life Than This
  2. I Need More.

What do you think about the word "more" in these two sentences ? 1 look like noun and 2 adverb to me.

  • "More" means here what the dictionary definition mentions. What is your question, by the way? Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 13:19
  • It's a pronoun; see the examples here.
    – Nico
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 13:39

1 Answer 1


In both, more is employed as a pronoun.

It cannot be an adverb in 2, because that would leave need without its obligatory Direct Object. More has to be a pronoun.

Pronoun is the category assigned in traditional grammars. A modernist approach treats more as a determinative quantifier like some, all, many and understands the uses here as fused determiners: that is, the word "fuses" with the noun it modifies:

I need more (something) → I need more.

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