Basic Guidelines For English Spellings

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1Two times; on two occasions.

*‘the earl married twice’**‘the tablets should be taken twice a day’**‘He won twice at Darley Moor and on several occasions he has picked up the first novice award.’**‘He sits down only twice, and takes very occasional sips from a single glass of water.’**‘Arthur had also been telephoning Violet at least twice a week for over twelve months.’**‘Only twice in the space of the past two months have they emerged victorious by more than a single goal.’**‘To come back against Celtic twice speaks volumes about my team and their commitment.’**‘Lili worked as a translator, married twice and has a daughter who lives in America.’**‘Barrett had long been suspected of the murder and had been questioned about it at least twice.’**‘One good thing about owning a boutique is that twice a year we get to go on buying sprees in London and Paris.’**‘I wouldn't look twice at a young man who still lived at home in his early twenties.’**‘It took over six weeks and twice daily nursing care to heal the wound, but it did eventually heal.’**‘Two students who went to her aid were shot - one in the leg, the other twice in the stomach.’**‘The bathroom towels would probably get changed twice a year, along with the clocks.’**‘Be sure to clean out and fill the bird bath with fresh water twice a week in hot weather.’**‘The captain, who had twice refused to take off, eventually said he was going to fly.’**‘Mr Fear, a tree surgeon, takes the children to work on the allotment at least twice a week.’**‘He had twice had injections of local anaesthetic because it had become so painful.’**‘He said he had confided that he was hearing voices, and had woken twice at night screaming.’**‘I was unlucky enough to have my car broken into twice and badly damaged over the same weekend.’**‘One of the students was punched and kicked to the ground and the other was stabbed twice in the chest.’**‘He married twice, the second time to a Brazilian girl he met while filming in the country.’*

- 1.1Double in degree or quantity.
*‘I'm twice your age’**‘an engine twice as big as the original’**‘If the average wage doubles, then we'll all have twice as much to spend on where we live.’**‘We are now testing degrees of engagement at a time when we have twice as many people on the books.’**‘She used to be an athlete and speaks twice as fast as I can write; she has a racing demon of a voice.’**‘The ceiling is covered in mirrors which reflects the light and makes the room seem twice as high.’**‘Are five boring idiots in a house twice as boring, or only half as boring, as ten boring idiots?’**‘Mahler sang his praises, and Puccini said he had twice as much talent as he needed.’**‘How could a company help twice as many people as it was paid for and still turn a profit?’**‘People in the province are twice as likely to be victims of violent assault than in America.’**‘If last year's harvest was a disaster, this year's crop is going to be at least twice as bad.’**‘It will always take twice as long as you think in terms of effort, time and cost.’**‘To do so would make the government's unemployment record look more than twice as bad.’**‘Britain as a whole is consuming well over twice as much alcohol as it did 50 years ago.’**‘We had twice as many fans there as them, so I think the support for the club will always be there.’**‘Does this means that it's twice as safe to drive in areas with higher speed limits?’**‘Poorer women were twice as likely to be obese as those in the richest fifth of the population.’**‘If the cars around York had twice as many people in them, at a stroke we could halve the traffic!’**‘Those who fail are almost twice as anxious and have faster heart rates than those who pass.’**‘He can launch a tennis ball into orbit, throwing at least twice as far as any of the rest of us can manage.’**‘The figures also show that men are more than twice as likely to be registered as out of work as women.’**‘Any time spent weeding this month will save twice as much time later in the season.’*

**twice**, twice over, twice the amount, doubly

**Phrases**

Be much better or stronger (than someone)

*‘how dare you criticize him, he's twice the man that you are!’**‘You are going to grow up to be twice the man he is.’**‘He knew he would always be twice the man his father was.’*

**be twice the man/woman (that someone is)**

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