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In this sentence is it correct to write mehr or mehrere?

Kürzlich haben Sie sich auf unserer Website angemeldet, um mehr Informationen über __ zu erhalten.

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Often, quantifying the amount of information (i.e. mehr, weitere) can be substituted by writing "..., um sich über ___ zu informieren." –  Jan Sep 15 '11 at 11:02
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"Mehrere Informationen" does not mean what you want it to mean. "Mehrere" means several.

"Mehr Informationen" is fine, "mehr Information" would also fit.

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Quite right, "mehr" und "mehrere" have a different meaning. I want more... "Ich will mehr", I want several of... "Ich will mehrere..." –  Ray Sep 16 '11 at 9:22
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Here's how you'd translate it back to English:

mehr Informationen  –  more information

mehrere Informationen  –  several pieces of information

From this it's clear that you want mehr Informationen.

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Another widely used alternative in the meaning of your example is:

... weitere Informationen ...

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You beat me to it, +1. –  user508 Sep 15 '11 at 10:51
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