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Can "as ... as" be used with "than" together? 1."Russia has twice as many political prisoners than at the end of the Soviet era." Are the sentences below grammatically correct? 2."Russia has twice as many political prisoners as at the end of the Soviet era." 3."Russia has twice more political prisoners than at the end of the Soviet era."
Nov 12, 2021 5:04 AM
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You can not use "as" with "than." Russia (currently) has twice as many political prisoners as (it did) at the end of the Soviet era. Russia (currently) has more political prisoners than (it did) at the end of the Soviet era. Are there different contexts in which you can use "as" and "than" together? I can't think of any.
November 12, 2021
Hi, So because this is something that’s happened before. Instead I’d say, include words such as “now” and “than it did” because you are comparing two different times (comparative word ‘than’). So: “Russia has twice as many political prisoners ‘now’ ‘than it did’ at the end of the Soviet error”
November 12, 2021
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