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I'm Japanese and learning English. And the question is how to use 'more than' and 'less than'.
For example, when you say ''....more than 20'' or ''less than 20'', do you include '20' or not include '20'?? I mean, does 'more than 20' mean '20 or more' , and does 'less than 20' mean '20 or less' ???
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I'm Japanese and learning English. And the question is how to use 'more than' and 'less than'.
For example, when you say ''....more than 20'' or ''less than 20'', do you include '20' or not include '20'?? I mean, does 'more than 20' mean '20 or more' , and does 'less than 20' mean '20 or less' ???
Hi mackerel! Good to meet you! ^_^

"more than 20" does not mean "20 or more", neither does "less than 20" mean 20 or less".

"more than 20" basically just refers to any number that is more than 20, since the latter digit isn't less than 20 nor maintained as 20. It's the same for the other one. How about you tell me what "less than 20" stands for then? Based on the theory I've just given you.


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Hi mackerel! Good to meet you! ^_^

"more than 20" does not mean "20 or more", neither does "less than 20" mean 20 or less".

"more than 20" basically just refers to any number that is more than 20, since the latter digit isn't less than 20 nor maintained as 20. It's the same for the other one. How about you tell me what "less than 20" stands for then? Based on the theory I've just given you.
Oh, sorry, I didn't notice and started my own thread
Thanks!! But, by 'How about you tell me what "less than 20" stands for then?', what did you mean? I couldn't get it.
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06-14-2007, 05:34 PM

It was just a question for you to answer on your own, since I've only given you the example for what "more than 20" means. In another words, I'm testing your understanding of what I said.

I'll ask you the same question again ^_^:

Do you know what "less than 20" means?

Or was I a bad teacher?

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Oh, sorry, I didn't notice and started my own thread
Thanks!! But, by 'How about you tell me what "less than 20" stands for then?', what did you mean? I couldn't get it.
Less than 20 is somewhat similar to 20以下, though you don't count the 20. "Less than 20" refers to numbers "below" 20.

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Less than 20 is somewhat similar to 20以下, though you don't count the 20. "Less than 20" refers to numbers "below" 20.

Hi.

"Less than 20" means 20未満.
20以下 means "20 or less"
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