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hush
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I was having this discussion with my boyfriend and some of his friends the other day, and none of us could think of a satisfactory answer.

To say someone does something every other week, you say bi-weekly. Every other month, bi-monthly.

What about twice, three times a week? Twice a month? Is there a prefix for these? The closest we got was semi-annual, meaning more than once in a year.

Just curious.
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1 posted 12-24-2002 02:15 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

actually, semiannual would be twice a year.

i would think you could start going with the other prefixes:

triweekly

hexamonthly

decannual
Ron
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Boy, are you going to be surprised.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=bi-weekly
Sudhir Iyer
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so if I eat food twice a day... say lunch and dinner, that would be semidaily...

wonderful...

and then 4 times a day quld be quarterdaily?



and every other day becomes bi-daily
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Isn't English wonderful? Or is that wondrous?

Pete

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Brad
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Pete,

Both.
 
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