three times the work

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three times the work

Post by Fido » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:48 am

Hello,

I had only 10 minutes to finish my work, but you gave Tim a half-hour. Tim had three times the work.

My question is whether the last sentence is correct.Sounds strange to me. I`d say....Tim had three times more time to finish the work (than me)

Any help is highly appreciated. Thank you.

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Post by Alan » Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:00 am

'Three times the work' refers to the quantity of work, not the amount of time in which to do it!

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