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    Smile comparative degree

    we can say:
    This dress is twice longer than that one.

    Can I use the same structure ,creat the following sentence :
    This dress is prettier, but it costs twice more than that one.

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    Re: comparative degree

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    we can say: "This dress is twice longer than that one". No we can't.

    Can I use the same structure ,create the following sentence : "This dress is prettier, but it costs twice more than that one." No
    The correct sentences are:

    "This dress is twice as long as that one."
    ".. it costs twice as much as that one."
    ps. A reminder of Raymott's message:


    "Monthly lesson for July: Example sentences and words should be put in quotes."

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    Re: comparative degree

    but all the grammar books in China say that the three expressions are all correct.

    "This room is twice as big as that one."
    "This room is twice bigger than that one."
    "This room is twice the size of that one."

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    Re: comparative degree

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    but all the grammar books in China say that the three expressions are all correct.

    "This room is twice as big as that one."
    "This room is twice bigger than that one."X. Wecan say, "This room is two/three/etc times bigger than that one"
    "This room is twice the size of that one."
    Books on English grammar published in China have been known to contain the occasional error.

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