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    ...in double time...

    Hi guys,

    Could you help me with this sentence (esp. underlined part):

    "The pounding of my heart was beating in double time along with his."

    Does it mean that my heart is twice slower than his? or twice quicker?
    Or it means something else?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: ...in double time...

    It means twice as fast, but it sounds to me that both hearts were beating fast (twice as fast as they normally would) because it says "along with his". However it isn't totally clear to me - it could just mean both hearts were beating, one faster than the other.

    Of course, it doesn't mean that anyone's heart was beating exactly twice as fast. It's just a figure of speech.

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    Re: ...in double time...

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    Hi guys,

    Could you help me with this sentence (esp. underlined part):

    "The pounding of my heart was beating in double time along with his."

    Does it mean that my heart is twice slower than his? or twice quicker?
    Or it means something else?

    Thanks a lot.
    "The pounding of my heart was beating in double time along with his."
    "The pounding of" is redundant in your sentence. "My heart was beating in double time, along with his." Or, even better, "Our hearts were beating in double time."

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