# Thread: How to use " twice" in a sentence?

1. ## How to use " twice" in a sentence?

Hi there,

I am trying to compare two ratios, for instance, which are 23.23 and 11.12 and do not know how to express by using "twice" in my sentence. Here is what I had in mind for this expression: the first ratio-23.23 is nearly twice the second ratio.

Is that correct?

Also, if possible, please give me some other examples to show how to use "twice".

Thanks!
Zoey 2. ## Re: How to use " twice" in a sentence? Originally Posted by ZOEYW Hi there,

I am trying to compare two ratios, for instance, which are 23.23 and 11.12 and do not know how to express by using "twice" in my sentence. Here is what I had in mind for this expression: the first ratio-23.23 is nearly twice the second ratio.

Is that correct?

Also, if possible, please give me some other examples to show how to use "twice".

Thanks!
Zoey
I would say "twice as big as the second ratio".

John called Mary twice yesterday.
My dog weighs twice as much as yours. 3. ## Re: How to use " twice" in a sentence? Originally Posted by ZOEYW Hi there,

I am trying to compare two ratios, for instance, which are 23.23 and 11.12 and do not know how to express by using "twice" in my sentence. Here is what I had in mind for this expression: the first ratio-23.23 is nearly twice the second ratio.

Is that correct?

Also, if possible, please give me some other examples to show how to use "twice".

Thanks!
Zoey
You don't appear to have given any ratios. Is the first one 23:23 or 23.23:1? (23 to 23, 23.23 to 1)
A decimal point between 2 numbers doesn't signify a ratio; you need colon.

"The ratio of numbers A and B can be expressed as:


• the ratio of A to B
• A is to B (often followed by "as ...")
• A:B
• A fraction (rational number) that is the quotient: A divided by B
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratio 4. ## Re: How to use " twice" in a sentence? Originally Posted by Raymott You don't appear to have given any ratios. Is the first one 23:23 or 23.23:1? (23 to 23, 23.23 to 1)
A decimal point between 2 numbers doesn't signify a ratio; you need colon.

"The ratio of numbers A and B can be expressed as:


• the ratio of A to B
• A is to B (often followed by "as ...")
• A:B
• A fraction (rational number) that is the quotient: A divided by B
• Ratio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I assumed those numbers came from dividing the numerators by the denominators to compare the values. 5. ## Re: How to use " twice" in a sentence? Originally Posted by ZOEYW Hi there,

I am trying to compare two ratios, for instance, which are 23.23 and 11.12 and do not know how to express by using "twice" in my sentence. Here is what I had in mind for this expression: the first ratio-23.23 is nearly twice the second ratio.

Is that correct?

Also, if possible, please give me some other examples to show how to use "twice".

Thanks!
Zoey
It works for me. 6. ## Re: How to use " twice" in a sentence? Originally Posted by MikeNewYork I assumed those numbers came from dividing the numerators by the denominators to compare the values.
Oh, I see, I think. So 6 and 4 are both ratios, and 6 is a bigger ratio than 4? 7. ## Re: How to use " twice" in a sentence? Originally Posted by Raymott Oh, I see, I think. So 6 and 4 are both ratios, and 6 is a bigger ratio than 4?
They can be. Technically, 6 is 6:1 or 6/1 = 6; 4 is 4:1 or 4/1 or 4. For purposes of comparison, 6 > 4. #### Posting Permissions

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