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    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 45
    #1

    using twice as

    Dear Techers ,

    please correct my sentences :

    now i have to spend twice as much time as i used to spend before.
    our new shpo now is twice as big as ( than) it was before.
    i'm offered now twice as much salary as i was paid when i came here.

    thanks in addvance


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #2

    Re: using twice as

    now i have to spend twice as much time as i used to spend before.
    Now I have to spend twice as much time as I used to.

    our new shpo now is twice as big as ( than) it was before.
    Our new shop is now twice as big.
    'twice as big' implies 'as it was before the expansion.
    compare:
    Our new shop is now twice as big as our competition across the street.

    i'm offered now twice as much salary as i was paid when i came here.
    perhaps
    I'm now offered twice as much salary as I was paid when I came here.
    better
    I'm now offered twice as much salary as when I started working here.
    even better, if you mean as I think you do:
    I'm now earning twice the salary as when I started working here.
    and even
    I'm now earning twice my starting salary here.
    - which is much less a mouthful/is more succinct.

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