For me, "A is 3 times B". Mind you, I was no maths whizzkid at school!
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Given A=9 and B=3, which of the below exactly give(s) the mathematical relation between A and B?
1. A is three times as much as B.
2. A is three times more than B.
3. A is twice more than B.
According to my knowledge from grammars, 1 and 3 both work well. But some of my colleagues point out that they were told 1 and 2 correct by their foreign teachers.
Who is correct? Thanks a lot.
Last edited by xxwzs; 13-Apr-2016 at 07:33. Reason: lack of "to"
For me, "A is 3 times B". Mind you, I was no maths whizzkid at school!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
How can 3 be correct? Do you know the meaning of "twice"?
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I can see some skewed logic with 3, given that it says "twice more". If you take the number 3 and add it to itself twice, you get 9!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Skewed logic indeed!
"Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky
This has been discussed many times in the forum. Here is one thread: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/th...twice-as-often
Last edited by SoothingDave; 13-Apr-2016 at 13:09.
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