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Subject:  Re: Math grammar Date:  9/19/2005  5:48 PM
Author:  AnnaSaveMe Number:  310 of 315

Why do adults insist on using the word "times" in place of "multiplied by"? That's something that I quit saying in fourth grade.

AstridS


It's a legitimate definition of "times", and the dictionary doesn't have a "kids only" notation afterward. Besides, it's three less syllables.

ASM

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