I wrote:

If we try to cover these cases and achieve the same precision, we need to use more and complicated rules and this makes the wrapper more complex.

by more and complicated rules, I mean more rules, each more complicated.. did it convey the meaning I want, or is there other way to say this?

  • More rules, of increasing complexity?
    – PerryW
    Jun 15, 2016 at 12:04
  • @PerryW more rules in number, and each may more complex
    – Ahmad
    Jun 15, 2016 at 12:17
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    @Cardinal - I don't think that's what Ahmad means, though; he means "more rules, and rules that are more complex". Ahmad - "more and more complicated rules" is one possibility, although "more and more" is also kind of an idiom that just means "increasingly more", so maybe "more numerous and more complicated rules" is a better choice.
    – stangdon
    Jun 15, 2016 at 12:30
  • @stangdon he said may be more complex not each is more complex than the other. Thats why I think more and more is not a very good option
    – Cardinal
    Jun 15, 2016 at 12:32
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    You can always say "must increase in number and complexity". Jun 15, 2016 at 14:41

2 Answers 2


Your phrase

we need to use more and complicated rules

may not fully describe

more rules and more complicated rules

You might use

we will need to add increasingly complicated rules
we will need to add rules which are more complicated
we will need additional rules of increasing complexity


That's one way of saying it - but a rather vague way.

Try 'we need to use more rules of greater complication' - if you don't want the sentence to change.

But you can always express it as ' we need to use a greater amount of rules with strong complications' or perhaps ' we need to use more rules that are highly complicated'.

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