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Comparison (3) - as ... as / than Unit 103


Unit 103

Comparison (3) - as ... as / than

 

(a) Рассмотрим ситуацию:

 

Джо, Генри и Артур -миллионеры. Они очень богаты. У Джо $5 миллионов, у Генри - $4 миллиона,а у Артура - $2 миллиона.Таким образом:

Henry is rich.

 

He is richer than Arthur.

But he isn't as rich as Joe. (= Joe is richer than he is)

 

Вот еще примеры с конструкцией not as ... as:

 

- Jack isn't as old as he looks. (= he looks older than he is.)

- The city centre wasn't as crowded this morning as it usually is. (= it

is usually more crowded)

- Jim didn't do as well in his examination as he had hoped. (= he had

hoped to do better)

- `The weather's better today, isn't it?' `Yes, it's not as cold.'

(= yesterday was colder)

- I don't know as many people as you do. (= you know more people)

 

Вы можете также сказать `not so ... as' (вместо

`not as ... as'):

 

- Henry isn't so rich as Joe.

 

(b) Вы также можете применять as ... as (но не

`so ... as') в предложениях с положительным

оттенком или в вопросах:

 

- I'm sorry I'm late. I got here as fast as I could.

- There's plenty of food, so eat as much as you like.

- Let's walk. It's just as quick as taking the bus.

- Can you send me the money as soon as possible, please?

 

Мы также говорим twice as ... as, three times

as ... as и т.д.

 

- Petrol is twice as expensive as it was a few years ago.

- Their house is about three times as big as ours.

 

(c) Мы говорим the same as (но не `the same like'):

 

- Ann's salary is the same as mine. (или Ann gets the same salary as me.)

- Tom is the same age as George.

- `What would you like to drink?' `I'll have the same as last time.'

 

(d) После than и as более употребительны местоимения

me/him/her/them/us, когда в предложении нет

второго глагола. Сравните:

 

- You are taller than I am. но: You are taller than me.

- They have more money than но: They have more money than us.

we have.

- I can't run as fast as he can. но: I can't run as fast as him.


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