Comparisons with adjectives [not as...as/almost as...as]

Discuss noun clauses, adjective clauses, & adverb clauses. See how and when nouns, adjectives, & adverbs are used.

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Orlando Bloom isn't as handsome as Brad Pitt.
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44%
Orlando Bloom is as handsome as Brad Pitt.
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25%
Orlando Bloom is almost as handsome as Brad Pitt.
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6%
Brad Pitt isn't as handsome as Orlando Bloom.
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25%
 
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Comparisons with adjectives [not as...as/almost as...as]

Post by Jason M. Ham » Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:18 pm

Here's a sentence I made up.
English is not as objective as mathematics.
For objectivity, math > English. In math there are right answers and wrong answers that you can't argue with. It's more objective than English. English is much more subjective.
An acceptible answer in one class might be rejected in another.

Here's another.
Tim Duncan is almost as tall as Shaquille O'Neal.
Tim is 7'0" tall, but Shaq is 7'1". Therefore Shaq is taller than Tim.
For height, Tim < Shaq. You can say "almost" because the two statistics, or pieces of information being compared, are really close (only 1 inch off) without being even.

A is as + adjective + as B. Equality--A=B
A is not as + adjective + as B. A<B
A is almost as + adjective + as B. Not quite equal--A<B(just barely)

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Re: Comparisons with adjectives [not as...as/almost as...as]

Post by kim sung eun » Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:55 am

Britney spears is almost as pretty as her younger sister.

For pretty, Britney<her younger sister. (just barely) Britney closely

resembles her younger sister . Both Britney & her sister are pretty




My father is not as tall as brother.

For height, father<brother

My father is about 170centimeter tall,but brother is 180 centimeter.

Thus my brother taller than father. Almost 10centimeter tall difference


Form: 1. A is as+ adjective+as B Equality A=B
ex) John is as tall as Tim

2. A is not as+ ad+ as B A<B
ex) John is not as tall as Tim

3. A is almost as+ ad+as B Not quite equal A<B (Just barely)
ex) John is almost as tall as Tim


1-1 A comparison showing how two things are the same might contain as....as. To compare two similar items, you can use as...as to give an approximation. John 7'0" and Tim 7'0"

2-1 The negative form of as...as is often used instead of the comparative with less. Sometimes it maybe better to use not as...as instead of the comparative because not as...as is more indirect and polite.
John 6'0"and Tim 7'0"

3-1 Between two comparisons are almost equality but not exact equality John 7'0" and Tim 7'1"



www.longman.com will give you some more comparisons with adjective.

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Homework

Post by Jang Kwon Soo » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:14 am

Here's a sentence I made up.

English isn't as easy as Korean.
English is difficult than Korean because I was born in Korea and my parents told me Korean like a 아빠.


Here's another.

Baseball is almost as pleasant as reading book.
I like baseball and reading book but if I have one chosen between baseball and reading book maybe select the reading book.


A is(are) as+adjective+as B. → A = B.
A is not as+adjective+as B. → A < B.
A is almost as+adjective+as B. → A < B (Just barely).

ex)
My house is as safe as the White House.
A bicycle isn't as expensive as a car.
KTX is almost as comfortable as airplane.
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Lee soo hyun.

Post by Lee soo hyun » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:38 am

Her hands is as cold as ice.
Her hands are benumbed with cold because the weather is too cold. Her hands is not warm.

Johnny Depp is almost as famous as Tom Cruise in Korea.
Johnny Depp is well known but Johnny Depp is a little less famous than Tom Cruise in Korea.


grammar
A is as + adjective + as B. :arrow: A and B is Equality
A is not as + adjective + as B. :arrow: A is less ∼ than B.
A is almost as + adjective + as B. :arrow: A is almost equal to B but A is a little less ∼ than B.

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Homework~

Post by Lee Young Seok » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:38 am

Here's my homework.
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Quote1. Jang-dong-gun is almost as handsome as me

Dong-gun is very handsome. I'm very handsome guy, too.
but, I handsome a little more than dong-gun.

Quote2. M.t Halla is not as high as M.t Paekdu.

M.t Halla is just 1950m but M.t Paekdu is 2744m
So, Paekdu is higher than Halla.
(not as~as)=(not so~as)

BONUS- Quote.^^. We must study as hard as we can.
=We must study as hard as possible.
<as~as+S+can>=<as~as possible>
This sentence presents 2 intention.
One is 'possibility'. and another is 'maximum'.
Have no difference with this 2 intention.
So, This form using for the someone's maximum. and he could that.


Form:
1. A is(are) as+adjective+as B. → A = B.
ex) He is as tall as you.

2. A is not as+adjective+as B. → A < B.
ex) This box is not as big as that one.

3. A is almost as+adjective+as B. → A < B (Just barely).
ex) She is almost as old as you.

1. To compare two similar things.
2. compare (a thing) with (another); draw a comparison (between) ...
3. Between two comparisons are almost equality but not exact equality.

This sentences are made of my think.
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This is my homework~!

Post by Choi Yoon Sun » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:22 am

NSYNC is almost as popular as Backstreet Boys in Korea.
(This is a semtence I made up)
*meaning : NSYNC and Backstreet Boys are very popular groups, but
Backstreet Boys are a little more popular than NSYNC in Korea.
My dog is not as smart as yours.

(Hackers TOEFL grammar start -page 300)
*meaning : My dog may be foolish or smart. Although my dog is smart, it can't be smarter than your dog. Thus, your dogs is smarter than my dog.


*grammar
A is as + adjective + as B (Equality A=B)
A is not as +adjective + as B ( A<B)
A is almost as + adjective +as B ( not quite equal A<B, just barely)
"as + adjective +as" sentence shows equivalence or superiority or inferiority between two subjects in a sentence.

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Comparisons with adjectives [as...as/not as...as]

Post by Lee Hai In » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:55 am

Here's a sentence I made up.
Leonardo Dicaprio is as handsome as Jonny Depp.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonny Depp have a smashing the ridge line
of the nose and chiseled features.
Can't discuss the relative merits of Leonardo Dicapro and Jonny Depp.

Here's another.
Empire State Building is not as tall as Petronas Tower.
Empire State Building which is to New York until 1931 was the high
building with the best in the world. (Its height 381m 102.)
But currently the Petronas Tower which is to Kualar Lumpur is the high with 1998 after best in the world. (Its height 452m88.)

grammar
A is as + adjective + as B (Equality A=B)
A is not as +adjective + as B ( A<B)
A is almost as + adjective +as B ( not quite equal A<B, just barely)
Form= as +adjective+ as
This rule shows equivalence.
Form= not as +adjective+ as
This rule shows superiority and inferiority

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home work

Post by Kim Yong Jung » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:05 pm

Porsche is as faster as my Sonata.


Porsche is 266km/h . Sonata is 185km/h
Patrick Vieira is almost as famous as David Beckham in Korea.


Patrick Vieira is famous in Korea but David Beckham is little more famous in Korea.


grammar
A is(are) as+adjective+as B. → A = B
A is not as+adjective+as B. → A < B
A is almost as+adjective+as B. → A < B (Just barely)

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Post by Lee Ju Hyun » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:20 pm

I quote from a grammar book.≪back to the basics≫
And I am make the sentence.


1.
Quote) Mike is as tall as ken (is).
⇔ Mike is not as tall as Ken. = Mike is not so tall as Ken.


Grammar) A + be + as(role of adverb) + adjective + as(role of connective word) + B (clause)
⇔ A + be +not + (as) + adjective + as + B
= A + be +not + so + adjective + as + B
EX) I love him as much as she. = I love him as much as she love him.
≠ I love him as much as her. = I love him as much as I love her.
EX) She is as wise as (she is) fair.



2.
Quote) The country is twice as large as that (country).
= That country is half as large as the (country).

Grammar) A + be + half or twice or 3times and so on + as(role of adverb) + adjective + as(ole of connective word) + B (clause)
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han chun kyo

Post by Han Chun Kyo » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:20 pm

Here's a sentence I made up.
(This is a semtence I made up)
Quote:
Her face were as red as a rose.

she is face very red. :oops:

Here's another.
(This is a semtence I made up)
Quote:
Koby bryant is almost as tall as Michael jordan

Koby is 6'6" tall, but Michael is 6'7". Therefore Michel is taller than Koby.
For height, Koby < Michael. You can say "almost" because the two statistics, or pieces of information being compared, are really close (only 1 inch off) without being even.


*grammar
A is as + adjective + as B (Equality A=B)
A is not as +adjective + as B ( A<B)
A is almost as + adjective +as B ( not quite equal A<B, just barely)
Form= as +adjective+ as
This rule shows equivalence.
Form= not as +adjective+ as
This rule shows superiority and inferiority.

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Post by Lee seong yoon » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:34 pm

Here's a sentence I made up.
My friend Jin Woo is as tall as my brother.
Jin Woo is 176cm and My brother is 176cm.
For height ,Jin Woo = my brother.



Here's another
The Moon is not as big as The Earth.
The Moon's equator radius is 1738km .ans THe Earth's equator
radius is 6378km.
So - for size, The Earth is bigger than The Moon.


grammar

A is as + adjective + as B (Equality A=B)
A is not as +adjective + as B ( A<B)
A is almost as + adjective +as B ( not quite equal A<B, just barely)


Form= A is(are) as +adjective+ as B
This rule shows equivalence.
Form= A is (are) not as +adjective+ as B
This rule shows superiority and inferiority.

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Post by Lee seung min » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:35 pm

quote:Stacy is almost as beautiful as my girl friend.

for beautiful, stacy < girl friend .my girl friend a little beautiful than stacy. but Both stacy and girl friend Equality beautiful.



quote:catholic univ is not as wide as seoul univ.

in short, seoul univ is bigger than catholic univ.



Form: 1. A is as+ adjective+as B Equality A=B
ex)my father is as strict as my mother.
2. A is not as+ ad+ as B A<B
ex) my brother is not as smart as me.
3. A is almost as+ ad+as B Not quite equal A<B (Just barely)
ex)Marlboro is almost as nice as This plus

This sentences are made of my think.

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Comparisons with adjectives [not as...as/almost as...as]

Post by Jason M. Ham » Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:16 pm

Comments and Corrections
My girlfriend is a little more beautiful than Stacy.
Don't forget the basics here.
Her face was as red as a rose.
Don't use were with face.
My Sonata isn't as fast as a Porsche.
Be careful with your comparisons. Never use the comparative form of an adjective between as...as.
The Empire State Building isn't as tall as The Twin Petronas Towers.
Just correcting the names of the buildings for you.
NSYNC is almost as popular as The Backstreet Boys in Korea.
Same thing here--don't forget the article the on certain names.
Her hands are as cold as ice.
Hands is a plural noun in this sentence and takes are instead of is.
My father is not as tall as my brother.
Little mistake--don't omit my in front of brother here. We need to know whose brother you are comparing your father to. :wink:

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Re: Comparisons with adjectives [not as...as/almost as...as]

Post by mylalo2011 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:54 pm

eclipse book is not as great as twilight.
books from twilight saga

The yankees is better than the Mets.

At&t cellphone company is way to expensive than Metro PCs.


NYC is not almost as beautiful as Paris.

Danny is not as funny as Sammy.

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