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    Larger, compared to

    Is it okay to say, "The population of Tokyo is three times larger, compared to Yokohama."?

    I think this sentence should be corrected to "The population of Tokyo is three times as large as that of Yokohama." or "The population of Tokyo is three times larger than that of Yokohama." but the latter one sounds a little ambiguous.

    Am I correct?

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    Re: Larger, compared to

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Is it okay to say, "The population of Tokyo is three times larger, compared to Yokohama."?

    I think this sentence should be corrected to "The population of Tokyo is three times as large as that of Yokohama." or "The population of Tokyo is three times larger than that of Yokohama." but the latter one sounds a little ambiguous.

    Am I correct?
    In addition to the above, is it okay to say, "The population of Tokyo is three times as large as compared to Yokohama ."?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Larger, compared to

    You're using a lot of words when the simplest way to say it is


    "The population of Tokyo is three times that of Yokohama."

    Rover

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