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    two times as many ...?

    Hello, teachers!


    I have a question: Do native speakers of English use the following?

    1. I have two times as many books as you (do).

    I think "twice as many ..." is much more common, but I just want to know whether #1 is also used, and if so, how often you use #1.

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    Re: two times as many ...?

    'Twice as many' is standard.

    You're only likely to hear 'two times as many' from children or non-native speakers.

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    Re: two times as many ...?

    Thank you very much for the quick reply, Rover_KE.
    Now I understand the expression is not used in normal situations.

    Thanks, again.

    yam

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