Use of 'again' to mean 'in addition'


Senior Member
Mandarin Chinese
If ‘every year an about 20 motorcycle riders die on the UK's roads, with ten times as many again suffering serious injury,' then the injured people are about 200 or 220?
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Undoubtedly 200. If the total was 220, it would most likely say ... with a further 200 suffering ...

    That again isn't at all necessary in the sentence. I wouldn't recommend emulating it.

    Cross-posting: :eek:/o_O


    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    I'm confused.

    I'm happy with "half as many again" - well, not so much happy as confident that I can understand it.

    If the injured are 220, the writer had better say so, or use an approximation such as "over ten times as many".