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"more and more" and "less and less"

 
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fw



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:08 am    Post subject: "more and more" and "less and less" Reply with quote

Hello, everyone.

The following is from an article, titled “The decline of manners in the U.S.,” from CNN. Com.

“More and more, manners are taught less and less.”

(http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:z9_tkOpCKeQJ:www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/14/poll.rude.ap/+%22More+and+more,+manners+are+taught+less+and+less%22&hl=ja)

It seems to me “Manners are taught less and less” does not go along with “more and more.” Is this natural English and does it make sense?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"More and more" = "with increasinhg frequency."
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