- For Teachers
(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
2 is twice as many as 1.
__?__ is twice more than 1.
(1) = 10 + (10 +2*10) = 40
(2)=10 + 2*10 = 30
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 .
Thanks in advance .
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"
"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
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?
Live and learn!
A lot thanks to you all again ,and hope you will take time to help in the future .