HIM CHAN
Is this sentence correct? You are twice as strong as the others so the others grab half as many apples as you did from the apple trees. Is this sentence correct and natural? Many thanks.
Nov 10, 2017 12:28 PM
Answers · 3
It's grammatically correct and it's not a natural way to speak but only because most people do not think about math that much when they speak. Good job
November 10, 2017
You are twice as strong as the others so the others grabbed half as many apples as you did from the apple trees. I wouldn't say it's exactly natural because I can't imagine a situation in which anyone would say that. It seems like a primary school maths problem "Bathtub A contains 3 times more water than bathtub B which looses water twice as fast as bathtub A..." You see what I mean?
November 10, 2017
It's technically correct but not natural. I would say "You are twice as strong as the others so they only picked half as many apples as you did from the trees." Use pick to replace grab to more clearly draw the picture of someone picking fruit and remove/ replace any redundant/ unnecessary words
November 10, 2017
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HIM CHAN
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Chinese (Cantonese), English
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English