Comparing Things with “AS” / English Grammar

Comparing Things with “AS” / English Grammar

In this tutorial about Comparing Things with as English Grammar learners are going to learn “Making comparisons” with the word “as”. We use as + adjective/adverb + as to make comparisons when the things we are comparing are equal in some way.

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Let’s have a look at the different structures in English and their examples.

“as” + adjective + “as”             “not as” + adjective + as

– to compare things that are equal – to compare things that are not equal

Examples:

Anne’s hair is as long as Sharon.       Anne’s hair is not as long as Jan.

Dan is as smart as you.          Dan is not as smart as you.

My motorbike is as nice as yours.      My motorbike is not as nice as yours.

“as” + adverb + “as”                              negative form + “as” + adverb + “as”                                                      

-to compare actions that are equal                  -to compare actions that are not equal

Jen is dancing as gracefully as him.                   Jen is not dancing as gracefully as him.           

Mike worked as hard as me.                                  Mike did not work as hard as me.

Helen sings as well as John.                          Helen doesn’t sing as well as John.

Expressions of possibility “as”… “as”

Send me the money as soon as possible.

Call me as soon as you can.

My friends came as soon as they could.

“as“ many “as”

-to compare the quantity of things (countable nouns)

(Tim has 3 watches.)             (Dan also has 3 watches.)

Tim has as many watches as Dan.

Tim was hungry. He can ate as many apples as he could.

Mark wants to visit as many islands as possible.

“as much as”

My teacher told me to read as much as I could.

He paid as much as a hundred dollars for a puppy.

Please share me as much information as possible.

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