What Are Their Main Differences?
Actually, the term 'more' is used with countable or uncountable nouns, to say that something happens to a larger quantity, number, or to make comparisons, while 'greater' refers to a larger level in importance, degree, or size.
- 'More' is used as:
- a determiner
- a pronoun
The number of the students is
- 'Greater' is used as:
- an adjective
The population of China is
It is better to use 'greater' for numbers when they are used alone. For example:
The number of the students was
If there is a noun after the number, you have to use 'more'. For example: