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    twice/two time

    He was two times elected president.

    He was elected president twice.

    What's right? Does two times exist by the way?

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    Re: twice/two time

    "Two times" exists, as does any other number of "times". (three times, four times, ...)

    "Twice" means "two times", so it's mostly interchangeable.

    The other meaning of "twice" is "doubled".. as in quantity, number, etc.

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    Re: twice/two time

    Ok...thanks a lot. So can I use both?

    I inverted the position of the words twice and two times, but i don't really know why and I'm not sure if it's right.

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    Re: twice/two time

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    I think that the second sentence sounds much better than the First one:

    He was elected president twice.

    And I think that the first one is incorrect! Maybe we can say:

    He was elected two times as a president, (I am not so sure..)


    Waiting for other opinions

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    Re: twice/two time

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    Ok...thanks a lot. So can I use both?
    Absolutely.

    I inverted the position of the words twice and two time, but i don't really know why and I'm not sure if it's right.
    Hehe, I face very similar problems, occasionally. Yet there's an easy hint, you should bear in mind when it comes to questions like this one. Because, if you have two words which -- you know -- to be synonymous, it is in fact never necessary to change word order.

    So, it is both right - in my opinion at least. (I'm not a teacher!) Even though "twice" appears more natural in your particular example.

    He was elected two times as a president.
    That sounds not so good to me. Because, it seems to imply that he was President already, when he was elected, which doesn't quite compute.

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    Re: twice/two time

    These all sound okay to me:

    He was elected president twice.
    He was twice elected president.
    He was elected president two time.

    However, "He was two times elected president" does not sound right at all.

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