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    wang.cupid is offline Junior Member
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    larger = large?

    1. A is twice larger than B.
    2. A is twice as large as B.

    Does A mean the same as B or A is triple as large as B?
    Thanks.

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    Re: larger = large?

    A is ungrammatical.

    B is correct.

    Rover

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    wang.cupid is offline Junior Member
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    Re: larger = large?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    A is ungrammatical.

    B is correct.

    Rover
    How to correct the sentence using larger? Thanks.

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    Re: larger = large?

    Quote Originally Posted by wang.cupid View Post
    How to correct the sentence using larger? Thanks.
    You would really only be able to say "A is larger than B". Only having said that would you be able to add more information, specifically that A is twice as large as B.

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    Re: larger = large?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You would really only be able to say "A is larger than B". Only having said that would you be able to add more information, specifically that A is twice as large as B.


    It's become common to use mathematical parlance here: 'A is larger than B by a factor of two', but that sort of jargon doesn't impress all of us - especially not when the speaker gets it wrong and says 'by a factor of twice' (a mercifully uncommon mistake, but one I've heard). I'd say something like 'A is larger than B - twice the size/twice as big'.

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