Types of Comparisons
There are a number of different sentence patterns with comparative and superlative forms:
| Than чем
|| This book is more interesting thanthat one. Today is warmer thanit was yesterday. The chair is less comfortable thanthis armchair.
You are two years older thanme/than Iam.
| the most (the least) наибольший, больше всего (наименьший, меньше всего)
|| This is the most exciting place of all Ihave ever been to. Carol is the least experiencedperson inour team.
| AsЕas такой же Е как,
так же Е как
|| He is as tall as his father.
Could you come as soon as possible?
| Not asЕas не такой Е как,
(not so Еas) не так Е как
|| The weather is not as (so) good asit was yesterday.
He is not so(as) tall ashis father.
| Twice asЕas Three times asЕas
в два/три раза больше
The same Еas такой же Е как
|| Oil is twice asexpensive asit was several years ago.
I'll have the sameice-cream aslast time.
| The more... , the better чемЕ , тем
|| The warmerthe weather, the better Ifeel.
Ex. 3. Follow the model and make the sentences in which comparison is expressed.
Model 1: This problem is Е (difficult) Е the first problem.
This problem is as difficult as the first problem.
1. This text is Е (interesting) Е that one. 2. This sentence is Е (long) Е the second one. 3. This definition is Е (exact) Е the definition given in the text-book. 4. His answer is Е (good) Е that girlТs answer. 5. English classes are Е (important) Е lectures on mathematics.
Model 2: This theorem is Е (famous) Е people may think.
This theorem is not so famous as people may think.
1. This system is Е (reliable) Е the one we studied. 2. That dictation is Е (easy) Е weТll write next lesson. 3. The proof is Е (valid) Е he supposed at first. 4. This story is Е (boring) Е he thought about it before. 5. This solution is Е (good) Е she suggested at the conference.
Model 3: (Big) the plan (long) they will work.
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