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Can I say:

  1. Put 3 times the amount of water than soybeans.

Or:

  1. Put 3 times water than soybeans.

  2. Put 3 times cups of water than soybeans.

  3. Put 3 times the amount of water as soybeans.

  4. Put 3 times as much as soybeans.

Which is the best expression in English or grammatically correct?

  • For a general answer to questions like this, you should look up the construction as much as. – stangdon Oct 6 '16 at 15:02
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In recipes, the usual form is

"For every cup of soybeans, add 3 cups of water"

In the case where the ratio is 1:1

"Use equal amounts of oil and lemon juice"

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    The backtick is not a good format for either ELL or ELU. Check both sites' meta questions. – Alan Carmack Oct 6 '16 at 2:18

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