Comparative degree As - As

When we want to compare two or more nouns, we use a comparative adjective.

Notes

You can use an adjective of quality to compare two or more people, animals or things. When you do that, they become comparative adjectives.

Use the structure As/Not as + adjective + as to say that two or more people, animals or things are the same.

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Comparative degree As ... As - Video

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"TOM IS AS FAST AS SUSAN.

AFTER THE RACE, TOM AND SUSAN ARE AS HUNGRY AS A BEAR.

NOW TOM FEELS AS FULL AS SUSAN."

As ... as

We use as + adjective + as to make comparisons when the things we are comparing are equal in some way.

We use not as/so + adjective + as to make comparisons between things which are not equal.

Examples:

  • Mary is AS clever AS Tom.
  • Mary is NOT AS/SO clever AS Tom.

 

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Idioms with As ... as

There are a lot of idioms that follow the structure AS + adjective + AS:

  • As soon as possible. - Il prima possibile.
  • As sound as a bell. - Sano come un pesce.
  • As deaf as a post. - Sordo come una campana.
  • As hungry as a bear. - Affamato come un lupo.
  • As blind as a bat. - Cieco come una talpa.
  • As sly as a fox. - Furbo come una volpe.

 

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Learn how to use As .... as

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