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Alternative for "as high as" for an academic text [duplicate]

I am writing a scientific paper that was sent to a language revision (proofreading) service. Unfortunately, the whole process runs via a web portal so that it is not possible for me the reply to the ...
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How to say something like "A is x times as much likely ..."? [duplicate]

How to accurately, unambiguously and concisely say something in the following cases: Case 1. The predictor is significant, with 1.5615 times as much likely to get higher scores when it is true. Case ...
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Is "Four times more" grammatically correct? And, if so, what precisely does it mean?

I have 10 beans. Jim has four times more. Is this a valid sentence? And, if so, does it mean Jim has 40 or 50 beans?
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B is 4, A is 10 times more, is A 44? [closed]

B is 4, A is 10 times more, is A 44? I am really confused by "times" and "more" or "better".
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Usage of twice and two times with "size"

Below are taken from a grammar book. a) The Earth is about **four times as big as** the moon. = The Earth is about **four times bigger than** the moon. b) The Earth is about twice as big as ...
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Twice as likely or twice more likely

Recently I read about a sentence on a test. "Men suffering anxiety are twice as likely to get cancer." I wonder if I can also use 'twice more likely' in the sentence. If not, please tell me why '...
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What is the best way to say "A is 4 times as large as B"? [closed]

In my paper I will use the phrase "A is 4 times as large as B" very often. I find this tedious. Is there some more elegant way to express the idea?
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Has the illogical "three times bigger" replaced "three times as big" in common usage?

If A is one time bigger than B, it is equal to 2B. So if A is three times bigger than B, it is equal to 4B. Yet I am seeing "two times bigger" to mean "twice as large" in more and more places. Any ...
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A is 8 times older to B

A is 8 times older to B Does this mean (a) A's age = 8 * B's age or (b) A's age = A's age = 8 * B's age + B's age? Similarly what is the meaning of A is 8 times older than B?
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Do I replicate an experiment n times or n-1 times for a total of n experiments

I have an simulation I want to run a total of n times. (I defined the parameters of the simulation myself, so it's not something from someone else I am trying to duplicate.) Do I then say that I ...
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“Have twice the” question

This is how I say it: “You have twice the experience I have” to me it feels right, but searching examples on the net, I don’t quite find a similar example. I could rephrase. I think these are safe: ...
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* times (adjective) than [duplicate]

I keep reading the phrase 10 times lighter than..... or similar. This quote is current: "Plastic containers are cheaper to make and 15 times lighter than glass ones, says Dairy Crest". This can not be ...
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When to use "than" and "of" in comparative sentences [duplicate]

The self-storage industry has three times the footprint than McDonald’s. Or: The self-storage industry has three times the footprint of McDonald’s.
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Sentence comparison

According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in ...
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