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Something more?

Postby IrinaOlegovna » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:53 pm


I'm not sure if my question is about vocabulary or grammar, but still here it is))

Is it correct to say "Can you say something more?" I know it's okay to say "something else", but I'm really interested in the first expression :-D .

Thank you so much!
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Re: Something more?

Postby TheStephen » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:05 pm

Yes, but it does not mean the same as "something else." "Can you say something more?" is asking something to elaborate. It's like asking "Do you have more to say about this?"
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Re: Something more?

Postby adelvalle » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:21 am

I would use "something else" in a general sense. A general conversation, and at the end someone asks "is there anything else" (we have more to say about it)?

"Something more" might be used after talking about a list of things someone want to say, and I wanted to be specific and say "can you say something more? (than the list we have talked about).
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Re: Something more?

Postby sdluk » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:40 am

Hi Irina,

"Could you please say something more?" (More polite one) :-)
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Re: Something more?

Postby gandalf » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:18 pm

At the end of a presentation, a member of the audience might ask the speaker "can you say some more" or "something more" about a point that was not clear or is particularly interesting.
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