. . . times lower than . . .

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Wed Sep 5 01:55:13 UTC 2007

FWIW, in the style guide I created and enforce where I work, "times
less than" and "times lower than" are explicitly anathematized as
being without clear meaning or mathematical value. (The style sheet
also recommends avoiding "times more" and "times higher than" because
they're ambiguous; we aim for percentage figures when possible. But
it's an uphill battle sometimes.)

James Harbeck.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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