Niwantha
Can we use "As" in the following manner to make comparisons? Hi friends, Can we use "As" in the following manner to make comparisons? (instead of "as ….. as"). 1. My brother is tall. I am not as tall. 2. My friend can run fast. I cannot run as fast. Thanks in advance! Niwantha
Oct 24, 2018 1:37 AM
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You can definitely use "as" in that way to make comparisons, but it is not a very natural way of speaking. Saying "I'm not as tall as my brother" or "I can't run as fast as my friend" sounds much better than creating two separate sentences.
October 24, 2018
"So" sounds better. "I'm not so tall", or "I can't run so fast".
October 24, 2018
You now have 4 different answers from 4 different people. I think it sounds perfectly natural and an appropriate use of “as.” Perhaps in different regions, different things sound more natural to different people. I am an American English native speaker that has absolutely no experience in teaching languages. [emoji]
October 24, 2018
My brother is tall. I am not as tall as he (is). My friend can run fast. I cannot run as fast or I cannot run as fast as him.
October 24, 2018
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