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Same... as / As... as

Describing the similarity of two items

unequal
 

 

Stating Equivalent Aspects

THE SAME…AS

Use the same (noun) as to  compare equivalent (about equal) quality (size, color, weight, etc.0 of two nouns.

NOUN

The apple is the same weight as the orange. 

NOUN

This apple is the same size as that orange. 

AS… AS

Use as...as to  compare equivalent aspects of quality (adjective) or of manner (adverb) of two items.

ADJECTIVE

The apple is as heavy as the orange. 
The apple is as light as the orange. 

ADVERB

An apple grows as slowly as an orange (does). 
An apple falls to the ground as quickly as an orange does. 

 

relative (adj.) – having a particular quality when compared with something else
equivalent (adj.) – being nearly equal in a particular aspect (part)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparisons

Nouns — Adjectives

 

 

 

List of nouns and related adjective forms

NOUN ADJECTIVE

AGE 

young / old

BEAUTY

beautiful / ugly

BRIGHTNESS

dark  / light

COLOR

red, blue, yellow, green, etc.

DEPTH

deep / shallow

DIRECTION

north / south

DISTANCE

near / far

HARDNESS

hard / soft

HEIGHT

tall / short

INTELLIGENCE

smart, intelligent / stupid, dumb

LENGTH

long / short

NOUN ADJECTIVE

PRICE

expensive / inexpensive, cheap

QUALITY

good, high / bad, low

SHAPE

round, square, oblong, etc

SIZE

big, large / small, petite, tiny

SPEED

slow / fast

STRAIGHTNSS

straight / crooked, bent

STRENGTH

strong / weak

DISPOSITION

strong, stubborn / mild, meek

TASTE

spicy, bitter, sour / bland

TENDERNESS

tender / tough

WEIGHT

heavy / light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice 1

As… As Phrases

 

 

 

Compare the adjectives (modifiers).

  1. Select your response from each menu.
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "check" button to the right.

 

1.
fox

2.
old as the hills

3.
molasses in cold

4.
bull dog

5.
ugly horse

6.
lady bug

7.
mule

8.
pretty picture

9.
a loon

10.
bullseye

11.
a skunka drunk

12.
a snail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice 2

The Same As Phrases

 

 

 

Compare the nouns.

  1. Select the option that best completes the sentence.
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "check" button.

 

13.


pool depth

14.


distance

15.


country size

16.
gold silver

17.


pyramids

18.


car price

19.


earth-moon shape round

20.


hair length - long

21.


strong coffee

22.
as the other.

toilet paper

23.


two cars

24.


losing weight

25.


chihuahua dachshund