(number of) times

ticcota

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi,

"I could count the number of times he's paid for a round of drinks on one hand."


Does it make sense if I leave out "number of" in the above sentence, i.e.:

"I could count the times he's paid for a round of drinks on one hand."


Thank you.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Both sound a little awkward to me, and after thinking about it, I realized why. I'd say, I could count on one hand the number of times he's paid for a round of drinks.
     
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