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    Default Hundreds times

    Is this right to say:

    X is about hundreds times larger than Y (for example, to mean X > 200Y)

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Hundreds times

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Is this right to say:

    X is (about) hundreds of times larger than Y.
    But "about" is awkward there. If you have to use a modifier there, 'approximately' would be better.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Hundreds times

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
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    Hi 2006,
    I have changed the sentence a bit. Could you please tell me how the sentence sounds now.

    X is hundreds or even thousands of times larger than Y.
    Or
    X is hundreds or even more of times larger than Y.

    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by hanky; 08-Jun-2010 at 00:04.

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    Default Re: Hundreds times

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi 2006,
    I have changed the sentence a bit. Could you please tell me how the sentence sounds now.

    X is hundreds or even thousands of times larger than Y.

    X is at least hundreds of times (or even more) larger than Y.

    Thanks for your help.
    2006

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    Default Re: Hundreds times

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    Thanks a lot, 2006.
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    Default Re: Hundreds times

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi 2006,
    I have changed the sentence a bit. Could you please tell me how the sentence sounds now.

    X is hundreds or even thousands of times larger than Y.
    Or
    X is hundreds or even more of times larger than Y.

    Thanks for your help.
    Not a teacher.

    The last sentence is no good.

    An alternative for the first, instead of saying "hundreds or even thousands" is to say "orders of magnitude." X is orders of magnitude greater than Y.

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    Default Re: Hundreds times

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher.

    The last sentence is no good.

    An alternative for the first, instead of saying "hundreds or even thousands" is to say "orders of magnitude." X is orders of magnitude greater than Y.
    But how many "orders of magnitude"?

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