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More than 90 percent go to church.

What parts of speech are "more" and "than"? Are they both adverbs?

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Hi Bluejay:

More than 90 percent go to church.
I would analyze it this way:

"More than" is an adjective (quantifier), modifying the subject "90 percent"

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How about:

More than 90 percent of them go to church.

"More than" is an adjective (quantifier), modifying the subject "90 percent of them", right?
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Hi Liveinjapan,

I think we don't need the phrase "of them" in my sentence because it is understood that we are talking about people. However, lets say, if we wanted to be a little more specific to out audience, we might use a phrase such as the following: More than 90 percent of children go to church.

In this casr, we are referring to only children so the prepositional phrase is worthwhile using. Emotion: smile
Liveinjapan"More than" is an adjective (quantifier), modifying the subject "90 percent of them", right?
Yes and no. He gave me some food. Some -is a quantifier. He gave me more than food; he gave me comfort and a sense of self- esteem. More than - is a comparison.

This is how I approach this question.
More -is an adverb modifying the 90%. How, above 90%.
"More than" - together formed an adverbially comparative phrase contrasting to the entire population (= 100%).
I wouldn't use "more than" as you did in your two sentences. I'd write your sentence this way: "He gave me not only food but also comfort and a sense of self-esteem (or just ...comfort and self-esteem).

It is smoother and has fewer words. Emotion: smile

Thanks for your response. I certainly appreciate your help. Confusing stuff for me.
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He gave me more than food; he gave me comfort and a sense of self- esteem. More than - is a comparison.
BluejayIt is smoother and has fewer words. Emotion: smile
Bluejay,
I wrote it that way to demonstrate the point. I realize you can say it another way with a different tone.