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It could have practical use, when you are dealing with higher quantities. For instance, you could say,"Pakistan has 4 times more population than Italy", or "Pakistan has 5 times the population of Italy". It would be much more meaningful than saying "Pakistan has 3239495 more population than Italy".

BUT: I am not that sure about the correctness of this. Because I am not quite sure of what people would respond to the question of "how many times more X's than Y's do I have?". The answer here would be X/Y or X/Y - 1 ?? Think about it.

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CJ

I can across a post you answered



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Is it correct to say both of these? Are they both natural?

I have twice as much money as you.

He has 4, I have 8?

I have 2 times more money than you. He has 4, I have 12?


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anonymousI have twice as much money as you. He has 4, I have 8?

This is the typical way of saying it, and that's what it means.

anonymousI have 2 times more money than you. He has 4, I have 12?

People do say this, and they mean the same thing as when they say the sentence above (He has 4; I have 8). Nevertheless, at least to my ear, if you take it literally, it means what you say here (He has 4; I have 12 = 4 + 2x4).

To solve the problem of ambiguity, I don't use the phrasing two times more ... than. I only say twice as much ... as (or two times as much ... as).

CJ

Thank you CJ


Is this the same?


If I scored 6



He has scored 2 times as many goals as I have. (He scored 12?)


He has scored 2 times more goals than I have.

(He scored 18?) Does this one work?


He has scored half as many goals as I have.

(He scored 4?)


He has scored 2 times fewer goals than I have.

does this one work? Ever? Did he score 2?


thank you CJ

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