as high than... in NYT

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Nov 23 23:51:44 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> One of the more complex numerical comparisons in the NYT--and one the
> prescriptivist in me cannot stomach... [emphasis added]
> > The number of Obama prospects deemed “not qualified” already exceeds
> > the total number opposed by the group during the eight-year
> > administration of Bill Clinton or George W. Bush; the rejection rate
> > is _more_than_three_and_a_half_times_as_high_than_ under each of the
> > previous two presidencies, documents and interviews show.

Since revised to "more than three and a half times as high as it was
under either of the previous two presidencies."


Ben Zimmer

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