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    Talking four times more common

    "It was four times more common in men than in women."
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    "It was four times as common in men as in women."

    Which one is correct?
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    Default Re: four times more common

    It wasn't as common in men as in women - "It was four times more common in men than in women."

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    Default Re: four times more common

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    It wasn't as common in men as in women - "It was four times more common in men than in women."

    David L, Doesn't it mean that is wasn't more common in women than in men??

    It was four times more common in men than in women.

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    Default Re: four times more common

    It wasn't as common in men as in women - "It was four times more common in men than in women."
    I should have punctuated it as:
    It (whatever the trait/characteristic/behaviour) wasn't "as common in men as in women" - it was 'four times more common in men than in women.'
    Sorry about the confusion.

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