5 Patterns For Making Comparisons Using As…As & The Same As

Michael Grammar 4 Comments

I like sushi, but sushi in New York is not usually the same as sushi in Japan. The sushi here is as delicious looking as sushi in Japan, but it’s not as cheap as it is there. However, in some restaurants here, the atmosphere is just as nice as it is in Japan, even though the price of sake is not as low as it is there.

Today, let’s have a look at five patterns for making comparisons with as. Do you know the grammar rules? Have another look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson.

We use as + adjective + as to show that two things are the same. In a positive sentence we often use just to emphasize that the two things are the same.

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

We use not as + adjective + as to show that two things are not the same.

  • 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.

We also use the same as to show that two things are the same. In a positive sentence we often use just to emphasize that the two things are the same.

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

As well, we use the same + noun + as to show that two things are the same. In a positive sentence we often use just to emphasize that the two things are the same.

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

Likewise, we use not the same as or not the same + noun + as to show that two things are not the same.

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

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