Comparative of equality

Comparativo de igualdad

El comparativo de igualdad se puede dar entre:

Adjetivos

Para comparar adjetivos en oraciones afirmativas utilizamos la estructura:

as + ... + as

Peter is as happy as Mary.

Peter es tan feliz como Mary.

Para comparar adjetivos en oraciones negativas utilizamos la estructura:

not as + .... + as

not so + .... + as

Peter is not as happy as Mary.

Peter is not so happy as Mary.

Peter no es tan feliz como Mary.

Detrás del segundo 'as' puede ir un pronombre sujeto, un pronombre objeto o el sujeto seguido del auxiliar correspondiente

Peter is not as happy as she.

Peter is not as happy as her.

Peter is not as happy as she/Mary is.

Peter no es tan feliz como ella.

Sustantivos

Cuando la comparación se hace entre dos sustantivos se usa:

As much ... as para los sustantivos incontables.

As many .... as para los contables (en plural).

I earn as much money as my husband.

Gano tanto dinero como mi marido.

She has as many dresses as you.

Tiene tantos vestidos como tú.

Verbos

Cuando la comparación se hace entre dos verbos se puede usar la expresión as much as + auxiliar correspondiente (tanto en oraciones afirmativas como en negativas).

He doesn´t play as much as he should.

No juega tanto como debería.

Ejercicios

Construye oraciones comparativas de igualdad utilizando las siguientes palabras:

1 My bedroom is / big / yours.

My bedroom is as big as yours

2 You / work / not / you should.

You don't work as much as you should.

3 I have / brothers / Mary.

I have as many brothers as Mary.

4 She has been patient for / long / she can.

She has been patient for as long as she can.

5 He doesn't listen / music / I do.

He doesn't listen as much music as I do.

6 My father reads / books / my mother.

My father reads as many books as my mother.

7 Are you / young / me?
?

Are you as young as me?

8 This restaurant is / good / any in the world.

This restaurant is as/so good as any in the world.

9 He isn't / smart / people think.

He isn't as smart as people think.

10 I found / information / I needed in this book.

I found as much information as I need in this book.