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    Default twice as much/twice as many times

    Which is correct:

    1-He hit the target twice as much as I did.

    2-He hit the target twice as many times as I did.

    Obviously, what is being compared is the number of times.

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    Default Re: twice as much/twice as many times

    'He hit the target twice as often as I did.'

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    Default Re: twice as much/twice as many times

    Thank you Rover.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'He hit the target twice as often as I did.'
    Wouldn't that imply frequency?

    Let us say we went to the shooting range. I fired one shot and hit the target once. He fired ten shots and hit the target twice. Would you say that he hit it twice as often as I did?

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    Default Re: twice as much/twice as many times

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post


    Wouldn't that imply frequency? That's what you asked about: 'the number of times'.

    Let us say we went to the shooting range. I fired one shot and hit the target once. He fired ten shots and hit the target twice. Would you say that he hit it twice as often as I did? This is not comparing like with like.

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