jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2011

as...as, less...than

not as...as
ron isn´t as old as he looks.
(he looks older than he is)
the town centre wasn´t as crowded as usual
it is usually more crowded
jenny didn´t do as well in the exam as she had hoped.
she had hoped to do better
the weather is better today.
it´s not as cold
yesterday was colderno,
not as much as thati don´t know as many people as you do
you know more people
how much did it cost?thirty dollars?
less than fifty pounds

no,not as much as that

not  so...as
it´s not warm, but it isn´t so cold as yesterday

i spent less money than you
i didn´t spend as much money as you
the city centre was less crowded than usual
it wasn´t as crowded as usual.

as...as se usa con una connotación positiva en oraciones y expresiones afirmativas
I am sorry I´m late.I got here  as fast as I could.
there´s plenty of food. You can have as much as you want.
let´s walk.it´s just  as quick as taking the bus.
can you send me the money as soon as possible,please?
twice as....as,three times as...as
petrol is twice as expensive as it was a few years ago
their house is about three times as big as ours.

the same as
laura´s salary is the same as mine
laura gets the same salary as me.
david is the same age as james
what would you like to drink? i´ll have the same as you.

than me/ than I am

you´re taller than I am
you´re taller than me

he is not as cleaver as she is.
they have more money than we have
they have more money than us.
I can´t run as fast as he can.
I can´t run as fast as he can
I can´t run as fast as he can.
I can´t run  as fast as him.