as much as 跟 more than的用法

as much as 跟 more than的用法

Dunchee MA » 週四 10月 15, 2015 10:32 pm

問題: https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/Eng-Class/M.1444 ... A.ADF.html
題目 1. My new glassed cost me _____ the last pair that I bought.
a. three times as much as
b. three times more than
答案是a,想問為何不能選b,錯在哪裡?


我的回答:
1. b 也對。b的意思和a不一樣而已。比如上個眼鏡是1000塊,那麼a是指3000塊,b是指4000塊('more than',所以是另外加上三倍)

參考: http://tinyurl.com/ot2nw7k

我猜一些人可能是把「數學上」的 b 表達方式容易讓人搞混/搞錯,誤解為英文(文法)也是錯的。這是兩回事。參考:

http://tinyurl.com/683pr (pdf檔) page 2 -> SEVEN COMMON ERRORS(是指 in forming arithmetic
comparisons,這無關英文文法) -> 6 ...... (是因為"confusing",不是因為英文語法本身的錯誤)

http://tinyurl.com/putd2as 這本 BULATS 考試準備用書裡頭教表達"differences"的用法:
Business Benchmark Upper Intermediate BULATS Student's Book
By Guy Brook-Hart

.....
We can express the difference more exactly using:
......
* two-and-a-half times, three times more than (but not ....)
The lorry can carry three times more than the van.
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