Thread: Comparison between quantities

1. Comparison between quantities

Look at the following sentence:

I'd say there were twice as many women at the meeting as men.

I concluded from the above sentence that "The number of the women was twice the number of the men."

Could you please correct my conclusion if I am wrong?

2. Re: Comparison between quantities

Originally Posted by Shamsiyan
Does the sentence " I'd say there were twice as many women at the meeting as men." mean that "I'd say the number of the women was twice the number of the men"
Hello, Shamsiyan.
I think your interpretation is correct.

Or "I'd say the number of women was twice as large as that of men."

3. Re: Comparison between quantities

Could we write the sentence in the following form?

I'd say there were women at the meeting twice as many as men.

No.

5. Re: Comparison between quantities

Originally Posted by Gillnetter
No.
In your opinion, in which other form(s) could we write the sentence?

6. Re: Comparison between quantities

Originally Posted by Shamsiyan
In your opinion, in which other form(s) could we write the sentence?
The most natural way is the original: I'd say there were twice as many women at the meeting as men.

You could also say:
I'd say there were twice as many women as men at the meeting.
Why change for the sake of change?

7. Re: Comparison between quantities

Originally Posted by 5jj
The most natural way is the original: I'd say there were twice as many women at the meeting as men.

You could also say:
I'd say there were twice as many women as men at the meeting.
Why change for the sake of change?

Which form is formal and which is informal?

8. Re: Comparison between quantities

Originally Posted by Shamsiyan
Which form is formal and which is informal?
NOT A TEACHER

I see no difference in formality.

9. Re: Comparison between quantities

Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich
NOT A TEACHER

I see no difference in formality.
Do the following sentence have the same meaning and make sense?
I'd say there were women twice as many as men at the meeting .

10. Re: Comparison between quantities

Originally Posted by Shamsiyan
Does the following sentence have the same meaning and make sense?
I'd say there were women twice as many as men at the meeting .
No. I think you asked about this above. I'd say there were twice as many women as men at the meeting.

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