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Which sentence (1 or 2) is more common?

1. Our house is twice as big as theirs.

2. Our house is two times bigger than theirs.

1. It was a few times as difficult as I expected.

2. It was a few times more difficult than I expected.

Thank you in advance.

1. Our house is twice as big as theirs.

2. Our house is two times bigger than theirs.

1. It was a few times as difficult as I expected.

2. It was a few times more difficult than I expected.

Thank you in advance.

1. Our house is twice as big as theirs. **This one**

2. Our house is two times bigger than theirs.

1. It was a few times as difficult as I expected.

2. It was a few times more difficult than I expected.

Neither of these sound idiomatic. I'd say

It was *a bit / a lot* more difficult than I expected.

Clive

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1. Our house is several times as big as theirs.

2. Our house is several times bigger than theirs.

Or

1. I’ve got several times as much money as him.

2. I’ve got several times more many than him.

Alex+What can I say if one of the houses is three or five times (I don’t know exactly) bigger than the other one? Can I use “several times”?

1. Our house is several times as big as theirs.

2. Our house is several times bigger than theirs.

Yes, these are OK.

Or1. I’ve got several times as much money as him.

2. I’ve got several times more money than him.

I suppose you could say these things, but they sound a little awkward to me.

More often, you'd hear simply 'I've got a lot more money than him'.

Best wishes, Clive

Clive"Two times bigger" is the same as "200% bigger", which means three times as big. If you aren't convinced, consider that 100% bigger is twice as big.

If you think that "Two times bigger" is not the same as "200% bigger", few people would agree with you.

anonymousanonymous2. It was a few times more difficult than I expect.

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