Initially it was -1

Now it is - 3

“The population has increased 3 times”

Is this correct?

Thanks,

Suresh

Hi Suresh,

What you have written is that over a period of time the population has gone up three times. If you mean that the population has increased by a factor of three, you would have to say: The population has increased threefold or three times as much.

Alan

Hi everybody,

Sorry for upping an old thread, but I wonder why it is “by a factor of three” (“by a factor 3”) and not “by the factor of three”. Any suggestions?

twim