"twice" is not formal at all.
it is 4 me
it is 4 me
"four times", "five times" etc.
<<Hey, don't knock "thrice"! I favor the revival of this word - it's so much more concise and elegant than "three times".>>
I couldn't agree more, Lazar. It sounds *way* better than the demotic "three times". However, I hardly ever dare use it in public. :-)
I prefer "three times" because it's more readily understood and has the same meaning. Saving a syllable isn't worth the sacrifice for me, except perhaps in poetry. ;)
"Twice" is formal? Wow, I'm formal! Maybe I'll be invited the Cannes film festival or the Oscars...
Twice is not formal, not dying out, and not in any danger of being replaced in the US. And quince is a fruit.
Well, is it formaL OR NOT?
The British National Corpus (BNC) has these results (the score are per one million words)
''The British National Corpus (BNC)''
I could care less for the British corpora.
<''The British National Corpus (BNC)''
I could care less for the British corpora. >
Really? Why is that?