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Hi there,
here are some sentences. Could someone take a look at them and answer the questions?

1) These are some simple rules to form the plural of names. Note that some nouns remain the same in the plural.
2) Please note that the pics for the EnglishForward contest should be sent to Punkybrewster.
Question: is it possible to use "notice" instead of "note"? I've never seen "notice" used that way, but it would make sense, at least in theory in #1.

1) His wife was very crazy, but he was just as crazy, if not more (than) Emotion: football
2) He's crazy, but he'll soon become more (than) Emotion: football

3) She's crazy, but her mother is even more (than) Emotion: football
Question: which of those parts in parentheses do I need to include? Are some optional or necessary?

Thanks!!!
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Hi Kooyeen,

here are some sentences. Could someone take a look at them and answer the questions?

1) These are some simple rules to form the plural of names. Note that some nouns remain the same in the plural.

2) Please note that the pics for the EnglishForward contest should be sent to Punkybrewster.

Question: is it possible to use "notice" instead of "note"? I've never seen "notice" used that way, but it would make sense, at least in theory in #1.

'Notice' is used when the thing to be noticed is not really important. In other words, it doesn't much matter whether you notice it or not.

eg As you go down the corridor to see the Mona Lisa, notice this painting by Clive outside the men's washroom.

Similarly, we often use 'notice' when we speak of unimportant things we saw by accident.

'Note' suggests more importance. More attention is required.

eg Note that trespassers will be shot.

eg I noted that the gun pointed at me was loaded.

1) His wife was very crazy, but he was just as crazy, if not more (than) Emotion: football

2) He's crazy, but he'll soon become more (than)Emotion: football

3) She's crazy, but her mother is even more (than)Emotion: football

Question: which of those parts in parentheses do I need to include? Are some optional or necessary? '

'Than' is not considered correct here.

I hesitate to say 'so' is essential, but it sounds odd to me if you omit it.

Best wishes, Clive
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Here is my two cents toward your questions:
KooyeenQuestion: is it possible to use "notice" instead of "note"? I've never seen "notice" used that way, but it would make sense, at least in theory in #1.


I would say "please note..." is used more in an instructional or advisory context.

I find the "please notice" usage less common personally.

1) His wife was very crazy, but he was just as crazy, if not more (than) Emotion: football

He is just as crazy as his wife, if not more so.

2) He's crazy, but he'll soon become more (than) Emotion: football

If you think he is crazy now, he will soon become crazier.

3) She's crazy, but her mother is (worse)
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 Clive's reply was promoted to an answer.
I'd stick to "note", not "notice".
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..., but he was just as crazy, if not more so.
..., but he'll soon become more so.
..., but her mother is even more so.

Only more so works for me, certainly not anything with than, unless you rework the whole sentence -- which I don't believe you're interested in.

CJ
Alright! Now I just need to keep all that in mind, lol.

Thanks. [Y]
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