Five times.
"Five times over" is more or less the same as saying "in a succession of five times".
1-He made me count the money five times over.
Did I count the money five times in all or six times?
Gratefully,
Navi.
Five times.
"Five times over" is more or less the same as saying "in a succession of five times".
José Manuel Rosón Bravo
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He made me count the money five times over.
As the sentence stands I would think you had to count the money five times in all, in succession.
For example, "twice over" means doing it two times.
I have seen the expression before, and indicates a repetitive sequence (in this case of five times when counting the money).
(11 = over - definition of over by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.)
José Manuel Rosón Bravo
5 times
It was counted five times.
MikeNewYork is right that if you count something and then someone asks you to count it over, then it's been counted once and then once again (twice in total). But that can also be worded as "It was counted twice over".
Do it over = Do it again.
Do it five times over = Do it five times in succession.
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...many times over.
...several times over.
José Manuel Rosón Bravo