Comparative estimates dengan multiple numbers

Comparative estimates dengan multiple numbers –Setelah sebelumnya membandingkan dua benda atau lebih untuk mengetahui kemiripan (similarity) dan perbedaan (difference), maka selanjutnya pembahasan mengenai perbandingan yang diestimasikan (comparative estimates) dengan memanfaatkan multiple numbers. Apa itu multiple numbers?
Comparative estimates dengan multiple numbers
Berikut ini contoh multiple numbers:
Half(setengah)
Twice(dua kali)
Three times(tiga kali)
Four times(empat kali)
Five times(lima kali)
Ten times etc. (sepuluh kali)
multiple
as
much
many
as
Fresh fruits costs
Three times as
as
much
as
canned fruits
I just have
twice
as
many
as
you want
Masih ingatkan penggunaan many dan much? Many untuk kata benda yang dapat dihitung (countable noun), sedangkan muchuntuk kata benda yang tidak dapat dihitung (uncountable noun) (lihat: Kata benda Nouns)
Catatan: jangan menggunakan ‘so’ setelah multiple number, jangan menggunakan ‘more than’ selain ‘as many as’ dan ‘as much as’, dan jangan menggunakan multiple number setelah as much dan as many.
Contoh dalam kalimat:
Incorrect: This ring is pretty, but it costs twice more than the other one.
Correct   : This ring is pretty, but it costs twice as much as the other one.
Incorrect: Those Apples are three times as many these grapes.
Correct   : Those Apples are three times as many these grapes
Incorrect: The rent of this apartment is only half so much as you pay here.
Correct   : The rent of this apartment is only half as much as you pay here
Incorrect: She would gladly have paid half more than he asked.
Correct   : She would gladly have paid half as much as he asked.
Incorrect: They didn’t buy a car because we wanted as much twice as it was worth.
Correct   : They didn’t buy a car because we wanted twice as much as it was worth.
Incorrect: The costs of these cookies are three times as many as ice cream.
Correct   : The costsof these cookies are three times as much as ice cream
Incorrect: I found a job that paid me as much three times as I made working in library.
Correct   : I found a job that paid me three times as much as I made working in library.
Comparative estimates denganmultiple numbersdi atas dapat dijadikan alternatif untuk membandingkan dengan perhitungan atau estimasi tertentu.
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