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Is it moreso or more so? Which is correct.

Posted By: nm on 2007-09-02
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moreso
Subject: moreso

I was recently told by my boss that "moreso" is one word.  I have always done it as 2 words.  Does anyone know which one is correct per the AMA? 
moreso
Subject: moreso

No AAMT directive, but dictionary.com does not even show the one-word form as an alternative, it just directs you to "more so".

You could pass this link to your MTSO, or just do what they say since they sign your checks. At least you can have the satisfaction knowing better.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=moreso
MORESO
Subject: MORESO

It's one word
Moreso is in the OED.
Subject: Moreso is in the OED.

It's in the OED under "more"


f. With ellipsis of the word or sentence modified. Now freq. with anaphoric so (see SO adv. 4a) in more so (also, chiefly U.S., moreso). (all) the more: the rather, the more so (as, because, etc.).
More so -vs- Moreso
Subject: More so -vs- Moreso

Although cheap dictionaries don't include "moreso" - as one word - its use is documented by the OED. Most authoritative sources fail to acknowledge the word as one word. Using 'moreso' or 'more so' is dependent on the meaning desired. For example, "You had some food but I'll give you more so you don't starve". Two words. "I hate cleaning the septic tank. My hoity-toity cousin hates it moreso than I." One word.

Two words is correct. One word may be correct. Nonetheless, "more so" is widely accepted - moreso than "moreso".

moreso vs more so vs more
Subject: moreso vs more so vs more

The last poster said:

"You had some food but I'll give you more so you don't starve". Two words. "I hate cleaning the septic tank. My hoity-toity cousin hates it moreso than I." One word.

YUK! How about 'I hate cleaning the septic tank. My hoity-toity cousin hates it more than I do.'

Regardless of whether we consider 'moreso' or 'more so' the correct term, there is no excuse for shoehorning it into a sentence where 'more' is more(so???) appropriate. It doesn't look clever, just confused and pretentious.
I meant it would be correct, not I would be correct..nm
Subject: I meant it would be correct, not I would be correct..nm

nm
correct, you are!
holy crap! Thank God I didn't type incense (hee hee)
You must have been doing this a long time.
I would correct it, very different!
Subject: I would correct it, very different!

A distention of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. Also called tympany. (tympanitic)

1. Relating to or resembling a drum.
2. also tymĚpaĚnal (tmp-nl) Anatomy. Of or relating to the middle ear or eardrum. (tympanic)

it's not what we think, it is what is correct...
Subject: it's not what we think, it is what is correct...

correct = nicked (verb: to cut nick into)

onelook.com is a good dictionary source on-line.
Were is correct.
Subject: Were is correct.

As the word remainder represents a portion, the verb to use is determined by the noun in the "of phrase" that follows. In your case, "forms" is plural so use were.

This rule also applies for other "portion" words such as none, all, some, part, etc. Hope this helps.

PS: See 'The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation' by Jane Straus.

xx


Which is correct?
Subject: Which is correct?

Is it typed Adacel or ADACEL?


-thank you-


Which is correct? Help!
Subject: Which is correct? Help!

Could someone tell me which is correct? Do you hyphenate these sentences?


He was given a one day's notice.


She was given a ten days' notice.


What is the rule about using hyphens with written numbers? I have tried looking it up and can't seem to get a clear answer on this..


Thanks!


 


 


THIS IS CORRECT!!!
Subject: THIS IS CORRECT!!!

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Correct!
Subject: Correct!

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That might be correct...sm
Subject: That might be correct...sm

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QA says it is correct -- SM
Subject: QA says it is correct -- SM

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It looks correct
Subject: It looks correct

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Subject: that is correct

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Subject: this is correct...sm

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Why would it NOT be correct?
Subject: Why would it NOT be correct?

Sheesh
Yes OP, you are correct, despite
Subject: Yes OP, you are correct, despite

the fact that doctors will dictate it as 3 hyphen 4 mm to "help us out."

I am usually good with hyphens, but this was one I only learned from QA years ago. I was quite annoyed at the time, but it is correct.

you are correct... c msg
Subject: you are correct... c msg

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That is correct
Subject: That is correct

After I listened again. "edema" makes perfect sense.

Appreciate the help.
that's correct
Subject: that's correct

it is a word
Which is correct
Subject: Which is correct

Does your response mean that it can be either way?
Kim is correct........................nm
Subject: Kim is correct........................nm


A/B would be correct............nm
Subject: A/B would be correct............nm


I do believe you are correct. Thank you.
Subject: I do believe you are correct. Thank you.

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Thats Correct.....
Subject: Thats Correct.....

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it's correct
Subject: it's correct


Either way is correct (nm)
Subject: Either way is correct (nm)


which is correct???
Subject: which is correct???

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p.r.n. or PRN are correct
Subject: p.r.n. or PRN are correct

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That's correct. . . (sm)
Subject: That's correct. . . (sm)

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GIA 80, 3.5 would be correct. nm
Subject: GIA 80, 3.5 would be correct. nm


correct
Subject: correct


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Subject: sure is; I am sure that is correct, thanks much!


On-Q is correct...sm
Subject: On-Q is correct...sm

If you Google "On-Q pain pump", you can verify this.  


RE: is this correct?
Subject: RE: is this correct?

You are correct
correct
Subject: correct

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top hat is correct
Subject: top hat is correct

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1+ is correct. nm
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BB is correct
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L5-S1 is correct. nm
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2:1 and 3:1 are correct. nm
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yes, that is correct nm
Subject: yes, that is correct nm

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correct
Subject: correct

I think that is it. Thanks.