6. as + adjective + as (+)
not as + adjective + as (-)
Angela is as imaginative as
I am not as tired as I was last
Walking is as fast as taking a
Algebra is as difficult as
7. A big difference:
much, a lot, far +
Sales in July were much
higher than sales in June.
She’s a lot taller than you.
This one’s far more expensive
than the blue one.
8. A small difference:
slightly, a little, a bit, not much
Sales in August were slightly
lower than sales in July.
You’re a bit younger than me.
These are not much more
expensive than those.
9. A big difference in the same
group of people/things:
by far + the+ superlative
Maria is by far the most
responsible employee in
10. A tiny or no difference:
exactly, more or less, roughly
+ the same + as
He’s exactly the same age as
me. ( No difference)
The figures for December are
more or less the same as the
figures for November. (a tiny
12. the + comparative ..., the +
The more I exercise, the fitter
The more I eat, the fatter I
13. one of the + comparative;
It would be + comparative + for +
prefer + sth+ to + sth;
I’d sooner +verb+ than;
It is one of the cheaper restaurants in the
It would be better suited for a bigger group
than an intimate supper.
In warm seasons I prefer running to
I’d sooner die than have to go through all
14. as vs. like
as though/ as if
as + a noun; Peter works as a
like + in order to make a
comparison; He works like a farm
as though/if + in order to make
comparison; She looks as if she is
going to be sick / she knew what
is going to happen.
15. Correct the sentences
1. They are quicker doing this as I am.
2. I got there more easier than
3. They are not as good at using a
computer than me.
4. I don’t think this novel is so good
than his last one.
5. I ate pretty the same much as the
last time I went to this restaurant.
16. 6. The longer I sit here, less I feel like
7. 7. I prefer Tarantino’s films than
8. 8. He ran as the wind.
9. 9. He has worked like a clerk for the
same bank for most of his life.
10. 10. They seemed as they didn’t really
understand what was going on.
17. Fill in the gaps.
1. She looks much the _____ did ten
2. The longer I study _____ I realise
what an interesting language it is.
3. I don’t spend _____ money as my
4. I’d sooner have ten ______ children
18. I’ve always preferred classical
music (1) ____ pop music. I’d
much (2) ______ listen to a forty-
five-minute symphony (3) ______
a three-minute song. Pop songs
seem (4)____ less interesting,
harmonically and melodically, and
the insistent, repetitive drumming
is about (5)____ much fun
(6)______ banging your head
against the wall.