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    I need help with grammar. Is it okay to say " In NewYork it takes double the amount of money to live than Los Angeles." or should I say " It's doubly expensive to live in New York than Los Angeles."

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveydovey View Post
    I need help with grammar. Is it okay to say " In NewYork it takes double the amount of money to live than Los Angeles." or should I say " It's doubly expensive to live in New York than Los Angeles."
    How about: The cost of living in New York is twice as much as that of in LA.

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    Does it sound okay if I say " It takes doouble the money to live in New York than L.A." Is it okay? Should I say double or twice?


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    Re: double

    It seems fine to me - if you use twice, it will be "...twice as much money to live in New York...

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