More/Less Accurate/Complete

Subject: More/Less Accurate/Complete
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 09:24:48 -0500


Give me your opinion on these sentences... (I just came across them
while editing.)

"If you enter these numbers, your figures will be more complete."
"If you enter these numbers, your figures will be more accurate."

I don't think figures can be more or less complete/accurate. They either
are complete/accurate, or they aren't.

For example, assume you have two students in math class:
* Student A says 2+2 = 5.
* Student B says 2+2 = 500.
Neither student is accurate. You could say one student is closer to the
correct answer than the other student. But "more accurate" or "less

Your opinions, please.


P.S. Of course, in the U.S. Constitution, we do have that bit about
forming a "more perfect" union...

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