I would like to know more about this expression: More of a/an something than something.
As far as I know, it's usually used when we refer to things that are preceded by articles such as a and an. For example, we can say "He's more of a singer than a dancer", which means that he's more like a singer than a dancer.
However, I would like to know if we can use it when the words we are describing are preceded by "the", which is also an article.
For example, can we use "The cause of the disaster was more of the operator than the machine itself"?
Any opinions are welcome.
Thanks in advance!