..expands the number of words...

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Her essay is good but kind of short. It'll be more complete if she expands the number of words at the end of the second paragraph.

I made these sentences. I'm not sure if the underlined part works and sounds natural.
Another expression I think of:
...if she increases some words at the end of the second paragraph.

Thank you so much.
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    AE (US English)
    To me you cannot "expand a number" or "increase words". I would swap those: both of these are common:

    increase the number of words in the second paragraph (not "at the end of")
    expand the second paragraph

    or use the #2 suggestion:

    make the second paragraph longer
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