times smaller : Common Errors in English

About times smaller

Mathematically literate folks object to expressions like “my paycheck isthree times smaller than it used to be” because when used with whole numbers “times” indicatesmultiplication and should logically apply only to increases in size. Say"one third as large” instead.

times smaller in News

  • Scientists Track The Evolution Of Historic Pathogens

    Because the genomes of pathogens, disease-causing microorganisms, are a thousand times smaller than the human genome, they have been a lot harder for scientists to sequence--until recently.
    on June 24, 2013 Source: Forbes

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