He is a [three time] member of lok sabha.

He is a [three times] member of lok sabha.

What is the difference between above two?

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The correct one would be without 's.' Why? Because it then serves as an adjective. Compare:

He is a three-year-old boy.


He is three years older to her.

So, if you want to talk about a person, use adjective.

He's a three-time member of Lok Sabha [sic].

Note that we have to use the indefinite article in that case.

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  • 3
    +1 And take note of the hyphenation when using compound adjectives. – Jason Bassford Jul 18 '18 at 5:19
  • And, to continue your analogy, we could also say, "He has been a member of Lok Sabha three times." In that case, the word times goes plural. – J.R. Jul 18 '18 at 8:45
  • @JasonBassford seconding your note about the hyphen. Some native English speakers get this wrong! – John Feltz Jul 18 '18 at 11:11

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