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Many A Times/Many Times?
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Often I confuse if the word "a" is necessary in the following situation:
1) Many a times, I've heard my friends saying that.....
2) Many times, I've heard my friends saying that.....
Are both the sentences correct? Or which one correct?
Feb 24 2009 11:10:23
The first sentence isn't correct. You can't use 'a' in this phrase
there rae so many rules concerning this article but one thing which you should always keep in mind is that you can't use 'a' with the plural nouns
Feb 24 2009 11:18:42
Oops... I think this was already discussed in englishforums.com. Here is the link:
Feb 24 2009 11:27:09
i think 2nd is right...
Feb 24 2009 11:50:31
yeah, BUT THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Feb 24 2009 17:56:07
the second one is correct. we don't use "a" with times, we only use it when we talk about single. like a friend of me said that......
Feb 25 2009 21:58:48
isn't it "a friend of
"...and not "a friend of
Oct 12 2010 05:22:38
yup you're correct
Mar 13 2012 23:01:45
Just to be clear, these are correct and synonymous:
1) Many a
, I've heard my friends saying that
2) Many times, I've heard my friends saying that
'Many a time' is rather old-fashioned nowadays.
Mar 13 2012 23:55:11
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