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    twice/ two times easier

    1.Your task is twice easier than mine.
    2.Your task is two times easier than mine.

    The first one seems incorrect to me. Am I right?

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    Re: twice/ two times easier

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy-Jane View Post
    1.Your task is twice easier than mine.
    2.Your task is two times easier than mine.

    The first one seems incorrect to me. Am I right?
    They are both wrong. Any phrase of the type "A is twice as easy/light/cheap/short/ as B" is meaningless unless the index unit is given, ie. twice what?
    "A is twice as hard/heavy/expensive/tall as B" does make sense because it means twice the difficulty/weight/price/height of B.

    For example, if B weighs 4kg. and A is two times lighter (ie. 8kg lighter), A weighs -4kg.

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