I'm not sure if "more" in this sentence role as a determiner or an adverb.

What you need is a little more romance. [1]

Is it qualifying "is" or "romance"?

I perceive that it performs the function of an adverb, Which in turn precedes another adverb (little), but I'm not sure.

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    Why don't you think it's an adjective? Nov 7, 2022 at 2:25
  • It is an adjective? haha. Nov 7, 2022 at 2:41

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The word "romance" here is used as a noun.

The word "more" is thuis ab adjective (not an adverb) modifying "romance".

The word "little" here is an adverb modifying "more". Alternatively one could consider "little more" to be a compound adjective, modifying "romance".

But "more" is not an adverb here, nor is it a determiner because it is not:

a word which is used at the beginning of a noun group to indicate, for example, which thing you are referring to or whether you are referring to one thing or several.

The noun phrase here is "a little more romance" and the determiner is "a".

  • You saved my night, David. Thank you a lot. Have a nice week! Nov 7, 2022 at 5:21

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