I'm wondering if the structures below are fine. The more I think about them, the more awkward they seem to me.
There are 5 apples in basket 1. There are 10 apples in basket 2. Comparing the number of apples, I say:
There are two times more apples in basket 1 than in basket 2.
There are two times as many apples in basket 1 as in basket 2.
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by bhaisahab; 08-Apr-2011 at 09:18. Reason: Recounting apples
Should I use 'twice' in the first sentence as well?
I'm afraid I don't get it
We say 'He's five times older that her"
but "he has five times more apples than her" is incorrect?
"-Doctor, doctor, everyone seems to ignore me."
I really hope it's not the case here
I wish I could ask a more interesting question, but this one has been eating away at me since yesterday.
I've just googled the structure "..times more ... than" and got quite a lot of hits. Some of them are really amusing, like:
"cows kill 100 times more people every year than sharks do"