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Post time 2008-3-24 15:52:24 |Display all floors
I meet a problem:
This room is twice bigger than  that one.
My colleagues say it has the same meaning as "This room is three times as big as that one".
But I think it has the same meaning as "This room is twice as big as that one"
I do not know who is right. Can you tell me? Many thanks!

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Post time 2008-3-24 16:16:50 |Display all floors
twice bigger means three times as big as

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Post time 2008-3-24 16:18:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by animal_eat at 2008-3-24 15:52
I meet a problem:
This room is twice bigger than  that one.
My colleagues say it has the same meaning as "This room is three times as big as that one".
But I think it has the same mean ...


The first room is 10 square metres. The second room is 20 square metres. So the second room is twice as big as the first one.

You are correct but the expression ''This room is twice bigger than that one.'' is not good English. Some other possibilities are:

This room is twice the size of that one.

This room is double the size of that one.

This room is much bigger than that one.
(mostly harmless)

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Post time 2008-3-24 16:22:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by dayspring at 2008-3-24 16:16
twice bigger means three times as big as


Not when I went to school.

Twice (2 X)  does not mean thrice (3 X)
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Post time 2008-3-25 08:58:15 |Display all floors
so simple.....  if you talk about the same room, of course the 3X is bigger, even kindergarden could figure out.

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Post time 2008-3-26 02:09:43 |Display all floors

twice ??

it could be said ((That room is half the size of this room):) same thing

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