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    Men double the weight

    "Men can lift double the weight as heavy as their own weight".

    Is it correct?
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    Re: Men double the weight

    Men can lift weight double their own. (Some men maybe, not all surely).
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    Re: Men double the weight

    Men can lift twice/double their body weight.
    Last edited by Roman55; 02-Mar-2016 at 13:25. Reason: deleted part of my post which has now become irrelevant.
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    Re: Men double the weight

    daksh, please read this extract from the Posting Guidelines:


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    Re: Men double the weight

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    (Some men maybe, not all surely).
    No. As a general statement, the idea is absurd.

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    #6

    Re: Men double the weight

    Apart from this rather unlikely (Olympian?) sense, there are two other possible meanings that the OP could be aiming at:

    Men can lift twice their son's weight. (This rather depends on the age of the son. I stopped being able to lift twice my son's weight about 30 years ago. )

    Men can lift twice as much as their sons can. (Again, this is dependent on lots of unstated factors.)

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    Re: Men double the weight

    I think "osn" was a typo for "own", rather than having anything to do with "son".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Men double the weight

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Men can lift double the weight as heavy as their osn weight".

    Is it correct?
    No, it isn't. The word osn makes it unclear to boot. Take the correction that best suits your meaning, depending on whether you meant own or son and stick with that. This sentence is such a mess that it is beyond repair.

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    Re: Men double the weight

    Perhaps tufguy could revisit the thread and let us know if he means "own."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    A Thank or Like from tufguy in response to any of the above would be something of a novelty.

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