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WHEN ATTRIBUTES ARE

EQUAL
Comparing equal attributes is simple. To
compare the attributes of two things that are
equal, we use the pattern:
as +adjective describing the attribute+ as
EXAMPLES
Tom isas tall ashis brother.
I amas hungry asyou are.
Sally isas nice asJane.

WHEN ATTRIBUTES ARE NOT EQUAL


We usenot as asto make comparisons between
things which arent equal:
When the two attributes are not equal, there is
construction with equivalent meaning.
not as +adjective describing the attribute+ as
EXAMPLES
Mont Blanc isnot as high asMount Everest.
Norway isnot as sunny asThailand.
Itsnot as heavy asI thought
Shesnotsingingas loudly asshe can.

EXAMPLES
Useas manyandas fewwith countable nouns.

They haveas many children aswe do.


We haveas many customers asthey do.
Tom hasas few books asJane.
There areas few houses in his village asin
mine.
You knowas many people asI do.
I have visited the Statesas many times
ashe has.
I have three brothers. That'sas many asyou
have. ("brothers" is understood)

EXAMPLES
Useas muchoras littlewith uncountable nouns.

John eatsas much food asPeter.


Jim hasas little patience asSam.
You've heardas much news asI
have.
He's hadas much success ashis
brother has.
They've gotas little water aswe
have.
I'm not hungry. I've hadas much
asI want. ("food" is understood)