Suppose I'll be seeing the doctor again after the first appointment and I have noticed one thing: today, I drank water three more times than before, but I believe this sentence is ambiguous in that it can mean two things:
- I drank water triple times the water I drank before
- I drank water 3 times more than before
The first one means that the total amount of the water got tripled, that is, if I drank 5 glasses a day before, I now drink 15 glasses (3 x 5)
The second one means that three glasses were added to the total amount of glasses i.e. if I drank 5 glasses, I now drink 8 glasses.
Am I right in interpreting the sentence in the above two ways? What does my original sentence imply? If I want to mean the second option (no. 2), what could I say to the doctor?