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    times a thousand

    Dear all,

    Does the expression "times a thousand" mean "a thousand times"?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: times a thousand

    It could. Context matters.

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    Re: times a thousand

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It could. Context matters.
    Some people visited "Bubble Gum Alley" and they say that. So?

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    Re: times a thousand

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Some people visited "Bubble Gum Alley" and they say that. So?
    What is "Bubble Gum Alley"?

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    Re: times a thousand

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Some people visited "Bubble Gum Alley" and they say that. So?
    They just say "times a thousand"? Nothing else?

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    Re: times a thousand

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They just say "times a thousand"? Nothing else?
    Nothing else. I swear

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    Re: times a thousand

    Then it's hard to answer.

    If it's something like "Being on the golf course is like the best day at work times a thousand." (i.e. really great, and work can never compare)

    This doesn't mean "Golfing is like the best day at work a thousand times." (i.e. marginally fun but still tedious and repetitious)

    But "2000 is 2 times a thousand" and "2000 is 2 a thousand times" mean the same thing.

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    Re: times a thousand

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Then it's hard to answer.

    If it's something like "Being on the golf course is like the best day at work times a thousand." (i.e. really great, and work can never compare)

    This doesn't mean "Golfing is like the best day at work a thousand times." (i.e. marginally fun but still tedious and repetitious)

    But "2000 is 2 times a thousand" and "2000 is 2 a thousand times" mean the same thing.
    Sorry. They said "as if you stepped on a gum thousand a times" (I thought I wrote that in my first post. I apologize) [Bubble gum Alley is an alley that people stick gums they were chewing lol just for fun"

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: times a thousand

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Sorry. They said "as if you stepped on a gum thousand a times" (I thought I wrote that in my first post. I apologize) [Bubble gum Alley is an alley that people stick gums they were chewing lol just for fun"

    Hope that helps.
    Sorry. This makes no sense to me at all. I guess stepping in someone else's gum 1000 times would be unpleasant.

    (Gum is not countable. You can have sticks of gum, wads of gum, and packs of gum, but not gums.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: times a thousand

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Sorry. This makes no sense to me at all. I guess stepping in someone else's gum 1000 times would be unpleasant.

    (Gum is not countable. You can have sticks of gum, wads of gum, and packs of gum, but not gums.)
    Please, all what am I asking for is {Does "times a thousand" mean "a thousand times"???} cos most of what they say doesnt make sense.
    Last edited by maiabulela; 12-May-2011 at 14:04.

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