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Can we say that her new mobile phone costs her twice more than the one she bought last year? Is there a problem with the grammer? Compare it with ‘twice as much as…',which one is better? Thank you for your answer.

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Although not incorrect, in this context, 'twice more' would not be recommended. It is generally used when an event is repeated twice after a first occurrence (e.g., 'I knocked his door twice more [after knocking it a first time] in order to be sure he wasn't there').

The best way to say it would be either

Her new mobile phone costs her twice as much as the one she bought last year.

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Her new mobile phone costs her twice the price of the one she bought last year.

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There's nothing wrong with twice more than, but you have to be careful about what you're trying to say.

If the old phone cost $100, then the following would describe the cost of the new phone:

  • Twice as much: $200. ($100 times two.)
  • Twice more than: $300. ($100 plus twice that.)
    This expression is equivalent to twice again as much, which is also used.

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