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I want to say that the number of Xs is more than 10 times the nubmer of Ys, say, there are 10 Ys and 103 Xs. Can I say it the way below?

Xs outnumber Ys ten times over.

If not, how can I put it?

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    the phrasing is correct. You could also say "there are ten times as many Xs as Ys" or "X outnumbers Y by an order of magnitude" – mstorkson Jan 13 '17 at 15:11
  • @mstorkson I want to say Xs are more than 10 times more than Ys, e.g. Xs 103 Ys 10, not that Xs are 10 times Ys, that is Xs 100 Ys 10. – Juya Jan 13 '17 at 15:15
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    "times over" works for that, or you can say "there are more than ten times as many" or "x outnumbers y by more than an order of magnitude" – mstorkson Jan 13 '17 at 15:20
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Here's how you can say that:

X is more than ten times bigger than Y.

Or:

X is more than ten times greater than Y.


I think when you want to say that something outnumbers something else by a certain amount, you typically would want to use the preposition by:

Xs outnumber Ys by more than ten times.

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  • What if I like to use 'outnumber'? – Juya Jan 13 '17 at 15:26
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    Xs outnumber Ys by more than ten to one . – V.V. Jan 13 '17 at 16:22

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