246 – Using AS For Comparisons – English Grammar Lesson

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Paris was just as exciting as I had expected!

Paris was just as exciting as I had expected!

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We can use as to make a comparison. As can be used to show that things are the same, or not the same. For today’s English Lesson, let’s have a look at how to use as to make comparisons in English.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

Using as + adjective + as:

  • Tom is as tall as Bob.
  • The atmosphere is just as nice as it is in Japan.
  • Today is just as cold as yesterday.

Using not as + adjective + as:

  • Jim is not as tall as Bob. Bob is taller than Jim.
  • New York is not as expensive as Tokyo. Tokyo is more expensive than NY.
  • Today is not as cold as yesterday. Yesterday was colder than today.

Using the same as:

  • Tom’s weight is the same as Bob’s weight.
  • The atmosphere in this restaurant is just the same as it is in Paris.
  • Today’s cold temperature is the same as it was yesterday.

Using the same + noun + as:

  • Tom is just the same weight as Bob.
  • This pub has the same atmosphere as a pub in London.
  • Today, we have just the same weather as we had yesterday.

Using not the same as:

  • Tom’s weight is not the same as Bob’s weight.
  • The atmosphere in this restaurant is not the same as it is in France.
  • This pub does not have the same atmosphere as a pub restaurant in London.
  • Today, we don’t have the same weather as we had yesterday.

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