# 'more money' vs 'as much money as'

#### Karen123456

##### Senior Member
My father has three times more money than my mother.
My father has three times as much money as my mother.

Is there any difference in meaning between the above sentences?

Thanks.

• #### owlman5

##### Senior Member
Adding "does" after "mother" would be a good idea in both sentences.

My father has three times as much money as my mother does.

#### Karen123456

##### Senior Member
Thanks, Owlman, for your help. I have added 'does' to the sentences. I would like to know whether there is a difference in meaning between the sentences.

#### e2efour

##### Senior Member
I see no point in putting does or has at the end of the sentence. It's just a variation which some people use.

#### Karen123456

##### Senior Member
Thanks, E2efour. I would like to know whether there is a difference in meaning between the following sentences which I wrote in my first post on this topic.

My father has three times more money than my mother.
My father has three times as much money as my mother.

Thanks again.

#### owlman5

##### Senior Member
Both of them tell me the same thing, Karen.

#### Karen123456

##### Senior Member
Thanks, Owlman.

#### e2efour

##### Senior Member
I don't want to confuse you, but I think there is a problem with "three times more money than".
If the mother has 100, does this mean that the father has 400 or 300? I believe both interpretations are possible.

I don't think the problem occurs with "three times as much money as", or perhaps it does?!

Perhaps you should say "My father has four times [or three times] what my mother has." or (sounds better) "My father has XX times the amount of money that my mother has."

Does this make sense?

#### Karen123456

##### Senior Member
Yes, it makes sense, E2efour.

#### Loob

##### Senior Member
Hi Karen

There are some previous threads on the rather thorny question of x times more than/ x times as much as - here's one, which will also point you to some others: Three times as many/ three times more than.

#### sound shift

##### Senior Member
Aside from the possibility of ambiguity and the other matters raised in the other threads, I don't think I have ever heard anyone say "three times more money". It sounds odd to me, but it may just be me.

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