Twice and constituency

Dixon, R.M.W. (2008) Twice and constituency. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 44. pp. 193-201.

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It is not the case that two times may always be substituted by twice (and three times by thrice). This may be done when time has a frequency or quantity sense, not when it refers to temporal location. And, although both frequency and quantity senses of time may be used in a comparative construction, the sequence two plus times is not always replaceable by twice. This is only possible when two and times belong to the same constituent.

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