You already learned how to compare two things by using comparative adjectives:
- Add -ER (taller, older, faster)
- Add -ER and double the final consonant (bigger, hotter, thinner)
- Remove -Y and add -IER (easier, friendlier, prettier)
- Add “more” or “less” to long words (more expensive, less popular, more interesting)
- Irregular comparatives (better, farther, worse)
There’s another structure that you can use:
not as (adjective) as
- Running is not as fast as biking.
= Biking is faster than running.
- Canada is not as hot as Ecuador.
= Ecuador is hotter than Canada.
- Helen is not as friendly as her husband.
= Helen’s husband is friendlier than she is.
- Movies are not as interesting as books.
= Books are more interesting than movies.
- Playing video games is not as good as exercising.
= Exercising is better than playing video games.
Remember that in this structure, we don’t use -ER or “more” with the adjective.
- This shirt isn’t as prettier as that blouse.
This shirt isn’t as pretty as that blouse.
- Last week’s test wasn’t as worse as the previous one.
Last week’s test wasn’t as bad as the previous one.
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