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    #1

    thrice running

    I failed thrice running when I was writing for the exam.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Please help me.


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    #2

    Re: thrice running

    Grammatically yes, semantically no.

    I failed thrice at my exam.
    I failed thrice at writing

    But generally it is not a word used in this sort of context. Better to keep to the simple "three times".


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    #3

    Re: thrice running

    Thank you Anglika.

    I remember you used it in a similar sentence. Here is that link : https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...situation.html


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    #4

    Re: thrice running

    Hmmm.

    That was "twice".

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    Re: thrice running

    Thrice is an old-fashioned word. If you ever use it, native English speakers will laugh at you.

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