# Thread: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

1. ## "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Hello Teachers,

Could you please kindly clarify the following ? (So confusing )
"We have twice as many saucers as cups left".

Is the following usage of multiplier OK?
"There is twice/three time as much rain in tropical areas as in another places in the world'".

2. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Originally Posted by nininaz
Hello teachers. ​(There is no need to capitalise "teachers". Also, you don't need to address only the teachers on the site.)

Could you please kindly clarify the following? (So It is very confusing.)
"We have twice as many saucers as cups left".

Is the following usage of the multiplier OK?
"There is twice/three times as much rain in tropical areas as in another other places in the world'".

Your example sentence is OK with the corrections I indicated.

3. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Originally Posted by emsr2d2

Your example sentence is OK with the corrections I indicated.
Thanks dear teacher for correcting me, but my question haven't yet been replied. :(

Could you please tell me what 'We have twice as many saucers as cups left' means?
Does it mean 'there are 10 saucers and 5 cups available/remaining ,for example' ?

4. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Originally Posted by nininaz
Thanks dear teacher for correcting me, but my question haven't yet been replied. :(

Could you please tell me what 'We have twice as many saucers as cups left' means?
Does it mean 'there are 10 saucers and 5 cups available/remaining ,for example' ?
Yes, it does. Cups tend to get broken

5. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Yes, it means, for example, if you have 5 cups, then you have 10 saucers, since "twice as many as 5 items is 10 items.

6. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Originally Posted by Raymott
Yes, it means, for example, if you have 5 cups, then you have 10 saucers, since "twice as many as 5 items is 10 items.
it is such a helpful example => "twice as many as 5 items is 10 items" .
No, I didn't ask a new question. On my post I asked the same question as well.

7. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Originally Posted by nininaz
. On my post I asked the same question as well.
You unfortunately used an invisible font for "Does it mean 'there are 10 saucers and 5 cups available/remaining ,for example' ?" in your original post. Note that you should leave a space after, not before, punctuation marks such as a comma or question mark.

8. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

In your first post, I thought you posted the sentence about cups and saucers as an example (which you understood) but you were confused as to whether or not you could use the same construction in your sentence about rain.

Make your actual question very clear.

9. ## Re: "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
In your first post, I thought you posted the sentence about cups and saucers as an example (which you understood) but you were confused as to whether or not you could use the same construction in your sentence about rain.

Make your actual question very clear.
Thanks dear teacher. It was definitely my fault. I am so sorry.
Thanks again.

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