Comparatives 3

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Welcome to your Comparatives 3 lesson! In this topic we talk about:
• “As … (as)”
“Not as … (as)”
• “The same (as)”
• “Than I am” / “Than me”
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“As … (as)”

We can use “As … (as)” with positive sentences:

“There’s plenty of pizza, you can have as much as you like.”

“Let’s walk, it’s just as quick as taking a taxi.”

“Can you send your number as soon as possible, please?”

You can also use “twice as … (as)”, “three times as … (as)” etc:

“Meat is twice as expensive as it was in the 90s.”

“Your car is three times as fast as mine!”

“Not as … (as)”

“Not as … (as)” Is used with negative sentences. Have a look at this example:

Name: Brian Mary Stephen
Fortune: €200 million €300 million €400 million

Brian, Mary and Stephen are very rich people.

“Mary is rich.”

“She is richer than Brian.”

“But she isn’t as rich as Stephen.”

Here are a few more examples:

“Daniel isn’t as rich as he looks.”
(he looks richer than he actually is)

“The weather is better today, it isn’t as cold as yesterday.”
(yesterday was colder)

“I didn’t do as well in the exam as I’d hoped.”
(I had hoped to do better than I actually did)

You can also say “not so … (as)”:

“It’s not warm, but it isn’t so cold as yesterday.”
(… it isn’t as cold as …)

“Less … than” is similar to “not as … as”:

“I have less money than you.”

“The town is less crowded than yesterday.”

“The same (as)”

You can also say “the same (as)” – not “the same like“:

“His shoe size is the same as mine.”

“Mark is the same age as Bob.”

“What would you like to drink?” “I’ll have the same as you.”

“Than I am” / “Than me”

These expressions are interchangeable:

“You’re shorter than I am.”
or
“You’re shorter than me.”

“I can swim as fast as he can.”
or
“I can swim as fast as him.”

“They have more money than we do.”
or
“They have more money than us.”

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