# Thread: triple vs three times

1. ## triple vs three times

Hello
Would you please tell me what is the difference between the first three sentences with the fourth one?

- The cost of air freighting the goods is triple their manufacturing cost.
- The cost of air freighting the goods is three times more than their manufacturing cost.

- The cost of air freighting the goods is three times as much as their manufacturing cost.

- The cost of air freighting the goods has seen a three fold rise relative to their manufacturing cost.

Best regards

2. ## Re: triple vs three times

Only the first and third ones are natural. I prefer the first one.

3. ## Re: triple vs three times

Originally Posted by majid72
three times more than
I take it to mean 'four times as much as'.

4. ## Re: triple vs three times

The link worked oddly for me.

- The cost of air freighting the goods is triple their manufacturing cost.
- The cost of air freighting the goods is three times more than their manufacturing cost.

- The cost of air freighting the goods is three times as much as their manufacturing cost.

- The cost of air freighting the goods has seen a three fold rise relative to their manufacturing cost. -This meaning is completely different from the others.

Last year it cost \$10 to make something and \$10 to send it.
The price to manufacture it went up \$2. Now it costs \$12 to make it.
The price to ship it went up \$6. Now it costs \$16 to ship it.

The amount it costs to ship it went up 6, the amount it costs to make it went up 2 - that means there was a threefold rise relative to the manufacturing costs.

5. ## Re: triple vs three times

What happened to the original post?

6. ## Re: triple vs three times

The double arrow icon in the quote box in post#2 is a link to the original post.

7. ## Re: triple vs three times

Originally Posted by curiousmarcus
What happened to the original post?