Comparisons

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Making Comparisons with
Adjectives
• 1. Things that are similar in some ways
 as + adjective + as
• 2. Things that are different in some
ways
 not as + adjective + as
 different from
• 3. To compare two things using –er form of
adjective + than

1: Things that are similar in some
ways
as+adjective+as
Example:
This cat is as clean as that one.

2: Things that are different
not as + adjective +as
Example: The Mona Lisa is not as old as Sunflowers.
(The Mona Lisa was painted in the 15th century; Sunflowers was painted in the 19th century.)

Things that are different
different from
Example:
The colour of Alan’s swimming trunks is different
from George’s.

3:To compare two things using
the –er form of adjective + than
Example:
Aerobics is faster than tai-chi.

Exercise: Things that are similar
as + adjective + as
• Karen is 1.5 metres
tall.
• Mary is 1.5 metres
tall.
 Give me a sentence
to compare Karen and
Mary.

?

Check your answer.
• Karen is as tall as Mary.
OR
Mary is as tall as Karen.

Exercise: Things that are
different: not as + adj. + as
• Make a sentence to
compare:
a hill

a mountain

?

Check your answer.

• A hill is not as big as a
mountain.
OR
• A hill is not as high as a
mountain.

Exercise: Things that are
different  different from
• Think of two things
that are different.
Make a sentence.
You may think about
your looks and the
things around you.

?

These are some examples:
• My handwriting is different from yours.
• Miss Chrissie’s colour of hair is different
from ours.
• My voice is different from yours.
• Sam’s marks are different from John’s.
• My E.R.S. storybook is different from
Sam’s.

Exercise: To compare two things
using -er than
• Make sentences using
summer, hot, spring
sending a parcel by
air, fast, sending a
parcel by sea.

?

Check your answers.
• Summer is hotter than spring.

• Sending a parcel by air is faster than
sending a parcel by sea.

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