Two-Double-Duo

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dervast

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Hello
I am trying to make clear the distinction between two,double,duo.

In my office me and my colleague have the same name (e.g John). Is this the
two-Alex office
double-Alex office
duo-Alex office

Also there are some mobile phones that take two sim cards. These phones are
Two-Sim cards phone
Double-Sim cards phone
Duo-Sim cards phone.

I would like to thank you in advance for your help
Best Regards
Alex.
 

BobK

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Hello
I am trying to make clear the distinction between two,double,duo.

In my office me and my colleague have the same name (e.g John). Is this the
two-Alex office
double-Alex office
duo-Alex office

Also there are some mobile phones that take two sim cards. These phones are
Two-Sim cards phone
Double-Sim cards phone
Duo-Sim cards phone.

I would like to thank you in advance for your help
Best Regards
Alex.

It's the office that has two Alexes. ;-) People use various prefixes to mean 'two of', including all the ones you suggest, + 'bi-', 'di-' 'duple', and probably a few others. In addition, in an engineering context, people use 'two-off' (though this is more often used in the context 'one-off', meaning 'unique'.)

I've never met any rules for using these prefixes; it's all a question of collocation.

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Raymott

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Hello

In my office [STRIKE]me and[/STRIKE] my colleague and I have the same name (e.g John).
'Me' is not used as a subject.
 
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