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

Lilmissmurffette

New Member
English
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
    American English
    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
    English
    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!:)
    Thank you so much for your reply!

    Your examples really helped to make it clear. :D
    It's a good thing I checked before saying anything to my friend. >.<

    And thank you for the welcome :)
     
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