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    Two-Double-Duo

    Hello
    I am trying to make clear the distinction between two,double,duo.

    In my office me and my colleague have the same name (e.g John). Is this the
    two-Alex office
    double-Alex office
    duo-Alex office

    Also there are some mobile phones that take two sim cards. These phones are
    Two-Sim cards phone
    Double-Sim cards phone
    Duo-Sim cards phone.

    I would like to thank you in advance for your help
    Best Regards
    Alex.

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    Re: Two-Double-Duo

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello
    I am trying to make clear the distinction between two,double,duo.

    In my office me and my colleague have the same name (e.g John). Is this the
    two-Alex office
    double-Alex office
    duo-Alex office

    Also there are some mobile phones that take two sim cards. These phones are
    Two-Sim cards phone
    Double-Sim cards phone
    Duo-Sim cards phone.

    I would like to thank you in advance for your help
    Best Regards
    Alex.
    It's the office that has two Alexes. People use various prefixes to mean 'two of', including all the ones you suggest, + 'bi-', 'di-' 'duple', and probably a few others. In addition, in an engineering context, people use 'two-off' (though this is more often used in the context 'one-off', meaning 'unique'.)

    I've never met any rules for using these prefixes; it's all a question of collocation.

    b

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    Re: Two-Double-Duo

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello

    In my office me and my colleague and I have the same name (e.g John).
    'Me' is not used as a subject.

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