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Comparing sizes can be tricky.  What is the pattern in English?  See if the following citations from the Bank of English help you to work it out.

to show the courage of men three times his size.   
            citizens about three times his size.   
      a giant bull mastiff eight times his size.
    is feisty, making dogs eight times his size   
          although it was twenty times his size. 
simultaneously enlarged to three times his size on the video screens. 
   <tc text=gurgles> <F01> three times his size.  
                and was about 10 times his size. ` 

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