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Aug 20 2009   2:17PM GMT

More so or moreso?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
The ability to visualize data is important now and will only become _______ in the future.
a. more so
b. moreso

Answer: a. and/or b., depending on where you are.

Explanation: Another day, another surprise — the OED has added moreso as a U.S. variant of more so.

Language Log explores the moreso issue in more depth.

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  • SantaFeJack
    I grew up in Ohio and majored in journalism at Ohio University. The use of moreso as one word was what I was taught, and am pleased to read on your site the OED has given its blessing.
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