Penggunaan More than dan Less than

Penggunaan More than dan Less than –Ternyata untuk menyatakan perbandingan yang terestimasi (comparative estimation) bisa menggunakan kata more than dan less than.  Perlu diketahui bahwa more than danless than harus digunakan  sebelum angka spesifik dalam rangka menyatakan estimasi/ perkiraan yang mungkin bisa lebih dari atau kurang dari angka tersebut.
Penggunaan More than dan Less than
 More than: lebih dari
Less than: kurang dari
more than
number
Mia has
more than
a five hundred
coins in her collection
Heru brings
more than
ten
books everyday
less than
number
Mia has
less than
a five hundred
coins in her collection
Heru brings
less than
ten
books everyday
Catatan: jangan menggunakan ‘more atau less’ tanpa ‘than’, dan jangan menggunakan ‘as’ selain ‘than’!
Contoh:
Incorrect: More ten thousand people came to see his concert last week.
Correct   : More than ten thousand people came to see his concert last week.
Incorrect: They have lived in Bekasi for as less than five years.
Correct   : They have lived in Bekasi for less than five years.
Incorrect: That library has more asone millions collections of volume.
Correct   : That library has more thanone millions collections of volume.
Incorrect: Lita has many fruits more as than two hundred apples.
Correct   : Lita has many fruits more thantwo hundred apples.
Incorrect: A new shopping center on the south side have six hundred shop more than.
Correct   : A new shopping center on the south side have more than six hundred shop.
Incorrect: You must collect insects less as ten.
Correct   : You must collect insects less thanten.
Incorrect: There are most than sixtystudents in the Lab, but only three set computers.
Correct   : There are more than sixtystudents in the Lab, but only three set computers.

Penggunaan More than dan Less thanmudah dipahami bukan? Ingat more dan less harus diikuti dengan kata ‘than’ untuk menyatakan comparative estimation.

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