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    Smile Native speaker child's question

    Which one of the two following sentences seems to be more appropiate?

    She's as twice beautiful as Sandra.
    She's twice more beautiful than Sandra.

    Is it correct to say "She's twice as pretty as Ann"? Or should we say "She's as twice pretty as Ann"?

    * I know what's what, but I had difficulty putting it for him from a morphosyntactic point of view


    Thanks for your assistance
    Last edited by pabloscotrim; 19-Aug-2007 at 17:39.

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    Re: Native speaker child's question

    Quote Originally Posted by pabloscotrim View Post
    Which one of the two following sentences seems to be more appropiate?

    She's as twice beautiful as Sandra.
    She's twice more beautiful than Sandra.

    Is it correct to say "She's twice as pretty as Ann"? Or should we say "She's as twice pretty as Ann"?

    * I know what's what, but I had difficulty putting it for him from a morphosintactic point of view


    Thanks for your assistance
    It's 'twice as', so the first sentence is definitely wrong. The second is also pretty dodgy, though I have heard it in some dialects.

    From the point of view of semantics, bringing numbers into this sort of comparison is rather strange too. I'd expect something like 'She's much more beautiful/prettier than Sandra.'

    b

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