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Hello,
how should it be:
1. The price of Tuna is twice that of Salmon.
or,
The price of Tuna is twice as much as that of Salmon.

2. Tuna costs twice as much as Salmon costs
or,
Tuna costs twice as Salmon costs.

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Raj.

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02 Aug 2011, 14:15
1. The price of Tuna is twice that of Salmon - correct

The price of Tuna is twice as much as that of Salmon. - wordy, unidiomic

2. Tuna costs twice as much as Salmon costs - No need of costs at the end. Tuna costs twice as much as Salmon.

Tuna costs twice as Salmon costs. - correct

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13 Nov 2011, 02:34
. Tuna costs twice as much as Salmon costs - No need of costs at the end. Tuna costs twice as much as Salmon.

in the above sentence the cost of tuna is compared to salmon(if u do not add" costs" after salmon)
the correct way is-Tuna costs twice as much as salmon does.

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Re: question about comparision   [#permalink] 13 Nov 2011, 02:34
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