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What are the three degrees of comparison? (adjectives: as...as)



 
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What are the three degrees of comparison? (adjectives: as...as) #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:06 am   What are the three degrees of comparison? (adjectives: as...as)
 

Hi :)

Could you explain me the rule of as adjective as ? please :roll:

Thanks a lot

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Adjectives #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:32 am   Adjectives
 

Hi Herc,

There are three so called degrees of comparison - 1 positive - 2 comparative and 3 superlative

as in

1 This fruit is as sweet as that one (the same)

2 This fruit is sweeter than that one (more sweet)

3 This fruit is the sweetest of all three fruits (the most sweet).

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As...as #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:52 am   As...as
 

Thanks Alan

It sounds the same meaning or like it so much ...so it's a positive

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Adjectives #4 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:26 am   Adjectives
 

Alan wrote:
Hi Herc,

There are three so called degrees of comparison - 1 positive - 2 comparative and 3 superlative

as in

1 This fruit is as sweet as that one (the same)

2 This fruit is sweeter than that one (more sweet)

3 This fruit is the sweetest of all three fruits (the most sweet).

Alan


Hi there!

Positive is the name of the so called degree of comparision, isn?t it?

For example: If I?m as thick as an elephant and as weak as a fly, could that be positive? :shock: :lol:

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As...as #5 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:50 am   As...as
 

Hi Michael

Are you getting philosophical on us? :lol:

When you use as ... as, you are comparing two things and saying that they're equal or the same.

A "negative" comparison would be not as ... as:
Connecticut is not as big as Texas. :D

Philosphically speaking, when you consider a fly's strength in proportion to its size, isn't a fly exceptionally strong? :lol:

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As...as #6 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 19:34 pm   As...as
 

Dear Amy

Please see if the given sentences are correct.

1- I am not half as old as your sister.

2- His English is not one fourth as good as his father's.

3- Building a new house will cost you thrice as much money

as your father lost in the gambling.

4- Building a new house will cost you three times the

money your father lost in the gambling

4-Cutting this grass will take you double the time it took
the grass to grow.

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As...as #7 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 22:10 pm   As...as
 

Tom wrote:
1- I am not half as old as your sister.

2- His English is not one fourth as good as his father's.
You can say "a/one fouth as (adj.) as" or "a quarter as (adj.) as" or also "25% as (adj.) as", but describing someone's English as not "one fourth as good as" seems a little strange to me.

3- Building a new house will cost you three times as much money as your father lost gambling. "Thrice" is a word, but it's rarely used. (Also: delete "in the")

4- Building a new house will cost you three times the money your father lost gambling (delete "in the")

4-Cutting this grass will take you double the time it took the grass to grow.


Hi Tom

Corrections/comments are in the quote. :D

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