His income is five times mine.

lagoo

Member
Supposing Mike earns 500 a month, and I earns 100.

Which of the following expression is(are) correct？
1#His income is five times mine.
2#His income is five times more than mine.
3#His income is five times as many as mine.
4#He earns five times more than me.
5#He earns five times as many as me.

And what is a more proper way to say it for a native?

Tarheel

VIP Member
Supposing Mike earns 500 a month, and I earn 100.

Which of the following expressions are correct？
1#His income is five times mine.
2#His income is five times more than mine.
3#His income is five times as much as mine.
4#He earns five times more than me.
5#He earns five times as much as me.

And what is a more proper way to say it for a native?

They are all good.

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emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
We tend to use the # symbol before a number, to indicate the word "number". It's better to number your sentences by writing the number, then a full stop, then a space.

1. His income is ...
2. He earns five times ...

etc.

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
That's right, ems.

lagoo, when we reply we write 'I prefer #2'.

Raymott

VIP Member
My opinion is that if he earns five times as much, he earns four times more. You earn 100; he earns 400 more than that, which is 500.
Nevertheless, the proper logic is not followed in Australia either - newspapers, etc. It could have something to do with how maths is taught (or not) in Anglophone schools.