Notes to remember about expressing equality
Expressing equality means that, when you compare two things, you show that no one of them has a value that is less or more than the other. That is, they are the same or have the same characteristics.
To express equality we use the following sentence structure :
A/ ………… as+adjective+as ………….
The examples below are formed based on the information given in the table
|Jane and Mary||17/20||Intelligent|
|Omar’s and Ahmed’s house||120 meters||Big|
|My and your jackets||Size-40||Large|
|Mercedes and BMW||30 million Dhs||Expensive|
- Jane is as intelligent as Mary.
- Omar’s house is as big as Ahmed’s.
- My jacket is as large as yours.
- Mercedes is as expensive as BMW.
B/ …………. as + noun + as …………….
|Class N° 5 and class N° 6||30 students|
|The Browns family and the Dickens family||5 children|
|Jane and her brother, James||200 dollars|
|Catherine and Laura||1 kilo of beef|
- There are as many students in class N° 5 as in class N° 6.
- The Browns family has as many children as the Dickens family.
- Jane spends as many Dollars every week as James.
- Catherine eats as much food as Laura.
C/ ………….. as + adverb + as ……………..
|Leopards and tigers||fast|
|David and Tom||fluently|
|The blacks and the whites||equally|
|Frank and his sister||carefully|
- Leopards run as fast as tigers.
- David speaks English as fluently as Tom.
- The blacks should be treated as equally as the whites.
- Frank drives as carefully as his sister.
D/ To express inequality, we just add “not” before the first as
|Renault cars cost 20000 Dollars|
BMW cars cost 40000 Dollars
|Andrew is 1.60 meters |
Pamella is 1.70 meters
|Alain gets always gets 17/20 at maths|
His brother always gets 19/20 at maths
|I weigh 90 kilos.|
My friend, Nadir, weighs 110 kilos
- Renault cars are not as expensive as BMW cars.
- Andrew is not as tall as Pamella.
- Allain is not as intelligent as his brother.
- I am not as obese as my friend, Nadir.
Express equality with the following sentences
- Robert/you (tall)
- Jane/Sheila (nice)
- Najoua /Rabiaa (old)
- Today/yesterday (cold)
- Judie/Carla (rich)
- The lion/the tiger (dangerous)
- Apples/bananas (healthy)
- Newspapers/magazines (important)
- English/French (difficult)
- The black shoes/brown ones (cheap)
- Janet / Jeniffer.(not/ beautiful)
- You / my sister. (not/crazy)
- We/you. (not/fast)
- Sandra / Sophia. (not/pretty)
- This song / the previous one. (not/good)
- My boat / your boat. (not/expensive)
- This book / that one. (not/bad)
- This hotel / that one. (not/big)
- Here /there. (not/quiet)
- Ulcer/cancer. (not/serious)