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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default Difference in meaning between sentences

    1. I can run three times faster than my younger brother.

    2. I can run three times as fast as my younger brother.

    Do both sentences have the same meaning? If not, could you please let me know the difference in meaning between them?

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Difference in meaning between sentences

    It depends; some would say that the first means 4x, but many speakers don't use it that way.

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    Default Re: Difference in meaning between sentences

    Thanks, Tdol. This makes English usage confusing.

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    Default Re: Difference in meaning between sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. I can run three times faster than my younger brother.

    2. I can run three times as fast as my younger brother.

    Do both sentences have the same meaning? If not, could you please let me know the difference in meaning between them?

    Thank you very much.
    I would use three times as fast as, since it is making a comparison in the same way as 'twice as big as'.

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