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Is this sentence correct?

The benefits of this will much more

or it should be like this:

The benefits of this will be much more

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I think you need to supply some more context, so we can see what you're trying to say. Neither sentence makes much sense on its own, like this. –  user16269 May 4 '12 at 11:52
    
@David Wallace For example: "Eat fruit instead cookies!The benefits of this will much more". In this context. –  Andrei May 4 '12 at 11:56
    
OK. You want "The benefits of this will be much more". Usually "will" indicates the future tense, and there needs to be another verb in the sentence, for this to be the future tense of. Also, "Eat fruit instead of cookies". –  user16269 May 4 '12 at 12:00
    
OK. Thank you very much! –  Andrei May 4 '12 at 12:03
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Will is an auxiliary verb (indicating the future tense) and a main verb should be used, so the second sentence (with be) is correct.

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Actually these two sentence fragments can both be used in grammatically correct sentences.
For example:

The benefits of this will much more align with the project's goals than will those of Option 2.

or

The benefits of this will be much more evident in the coming weeks.

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"Eat fruit instead cookies!The benefits of this will much more."

Even with adding "be", you don't have a complete thought. The benefits of this will be much more ... what? If you mean that it will have more benefits and you don't find it necessary to describe or identify those benefits, then write, for example, "This will have more benefits," or probably better, "This will have greater benefits."

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