# 1.2 more grams of clay / grams more of clay / grams more clay [placement]

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#### Lilmissmurffette

##### New Member
Hi,

I'm checking a friend's math work, and she wrote an intermediate statement as:

Each student needs 1.2 more grams of clay.

The main question to the problem is: How many more boxes of clay does Ms. X need?
and the final statement is: She needs 2 more boxes of clay.

So, if we follow the same structure, it matches.
But, somehow the sentence with the units seems awkward to me...
I was wondering, should the unit (grams) remain attached to 1.2?
For example:
Each student needs 1.2 grams more of clay.
OR
Each student needs 1.2 grams more clay.

OR
Is the original above correct as it is?

Hope someone can help shed some light.
THANK YOU!

• #### Language Hound

##### Senior Member
I would place "more" before the unit, e.g.,
I need three more cups of flour.
I need one more pound of butter.
Each student needs 1.2 more grams of clay.

P.S. Welcome to the Forum!

#### Lilmissmurffette

##### New Member
I would place "more" before the unit, e.g.,
I need three more cups of flour.
I need one more pound of butter.
Each student needs 1.2 more grams of clay.

P.S. Welcome to the Forum!