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What does "as good as" mean?



 
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What does "as good as" mean? #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:12 am   What does "as good as" mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #153 "Comparison with as .... as", question 7

Rampant corruption in Indonesia will continue to happen ......... the government continues to deny that the problem exists.

(a) as good as
(b) as long as
(c) as soon as
(d) as much as

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #153 "Comparison with as .... as", answer 7

Rampant corruption in Indonesia will continue to happen as long as the government continues to deny that the problem exists.

Correct answer: (b) as long as
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What does "as good as" mean? #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:28 pm   What does "as good as" mean?
 

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As good as can have the literal meaning (Jelly is as good as jam); it can also mean 'equivalent to' in casual English (If I forget my wife's birthday, I am as good as dead!)
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What does "as good as" mean? #3 (permalink) Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:24 am   What does "as good as" mean?
 

And the different of "as good as" and "as well as". Please.
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What does "as good as" mean? #4 (permalink) Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:46 am   What does "as good as" mean?
 

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'Good' is an adjective; 'well' is an adverb. This applies also to the phrases.
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What does "as good as" mean? #5 (permalink) Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:09 am   What does "as good as" mean?
 

Hi Nghung,

The other point to remember is that 'as well as' can also have the meaning of 'in addition to' as in: They have taken the books with them as well as the films.

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What does "as good as" mean? #6 (permalink) Mon Mar 16, 2009 14:54 pm   What does "as good as" mean?
 

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Hi Alan

'' as well as '' has also the same effect as '' and ''....right...?

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