# Thread: twice more than (?)

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## twice more than (?)

Questions :

(1) Yesterday I answered ten questions .Today I ‘ve answered twice more than I did yesterday .In total I have answered ......(1) ......questions .

(2) Yesterday I answered ten questions .Today I ‘ve answered twice as many questions as I did yesterday .In total I have answered ......(2) ......questions

(3)

2 is twice as many as 1.

__?__ is twice more than 1.

A.2........ B.3

(1) = 10 + (10 +2*10) = 40

(2)=10 + 2*10 = 30

(3) B.3

I am really confused with them ,and don’t know if my answers are correct .I want to know the “popular meaning” the native speakers get after reading them .

I am looking for your help .

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Originally Posted by renzheng04
Questions :

(1) Yesterday I answered ten questions .Today I ‘ve answered twice more than I did yesterday .In total I have answered ......(1) ......questions .

(2) Yesterday I answered ten questions .Today I ‘ve answered twice as many questions as I did yesterday .In total I have answered ......(2) ......questions

(3)

2 is twice as many as 1.

__?__ is twice more than 1.

A.2........ B.3

(1) = 10 + (10 +2*10) = 40 Yes.

(2)=10 + 2*10 = 30 Yes.

(3) B.3 Yes.

I am really confused with them ,and don’t know if my answers are correct .I want to know the “popular meaning” the native speakers get after reading them .

I am looking for your help .

A lot of people do not understand phrases like "twice more than" or "three times more". It's best to stick to "three times as many", which everyone agrees on.

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## Re: twice more than (?)

Originally Posted by Raymott
A lot of people do not understand phrases like "twice more than" or "three times more".

In the light of what I've just read, I think I'm one of them
If river A is 10 km long and there are ten fish in it, and river B is 30 km long and there are thirty fish in it, would it be incorrect to say

"River B is three times longer than river A"
and
"There are three times more fish in river B than (there are) in river A" = 'there are twice more fish in river B than in river A"

twice = two times

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## Re: twice more than (?)

Originally Posted by Verona_82
In the light of what I've just read, I think I'm one of them
If river A is 10 km long and there are ten fish in it, and river B is 30 km long and there are thirty fish in it, would it be incorrect to say

"River B is three times longer than river A"
and
"There are three times more fish in river B than (there are) in river A" = 'there are twice more fish in river B than in river A"

twice = two times
There are three times the fish in river B than in river A. = There are twice more fish in river B than in river A.

twice of 10 is 20 -- that's how many more fish there are; so 10+20 = 30

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## Re: twice more than (?)

Thanks a lot!
That was kind of an epiphany. Now I see where 30 comes from.
It just doesn't work the same in my langauge, hence the confusion.

But....in this fish example, twice more than = three times more than?

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## Re: twice more than (?)

Originally Posted by Verona_82
Thanks a lot!
That was kind of an epiphany. Now I see where 30 comes from.
It just doesn't work the same in my langauge, hence the confusion.

But....in this fish example, twice more than = three times more than?
No.
twice more than = three times
three times more than = four times

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## Re: twice more than (?)

Eye-opening
Live and learn!
Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Raymott
A lot of people do not understand phrases like "twice more than" or "three times more". It's best to stick to "three times as many", which everyone agrees on.
As a late-comer to this thread, I have no wish to complicate things, so I'll just say that I go with raymott.

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## Re: twice more than (?)

A lot thanks to you all again ,and hope you will take time to help in the future .

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