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  •  Suggest you fix the title of the diary (1+ / 0-)
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    Hohenzollern

    to say "3 times as often".  3 times more sounds like 3 "instances more" as in "Romney lied 56 times in one hour.  That's three times more than the previous record of 53 times."

    •  Nope. It is correct as stated. (0+ / 0-)

      As in: "I have three times more cash in my pocket than you do."

      (Good bet. Saturday's a golf day.)

      •  It's not incorrect, just ambiguous. (1+ / 0-)
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        bontemps2012

        "Times" can mean both instances of an event and refer to multiplication.  You don't have "instances" of cash, so there's no ambiguity there.

        •  The problem is verb construction. (1+ / 0-)
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          Flying Goat

          Ugly:

          STUNNING Graphic: Romney's 47% Video Has Been Viewed Three Times More Than His Convention Speech

          Not quite so ugly:

          STUNNING Graphic: Romney's 47% Video Has Three Times More Hits Than His Convention Speech

          "Hits" is punchier than "viewings" or some such.

          STUNNING is plug ugly.

          But maybe on the internet, bad grammar gets more attention. Who the Hell knows....

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