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As … as

1. He's two years younger than his sister but he can run ______ she can.
a) too fast as
b) as fast
c) as fast as
d) fast as

2. If you say, 'He's as clever as his sister,' what do you mean?


a) He is less clever than her.
b) She is more intelligent than him.
c) He is more intelligent than her.
d) Both of them are equally clever.

3. John ______ Nick.


a) isn't as handsome as
b) isn't as handsome so
c) is as not handsome so
d) All of the above

4. The food was delicious but she didn't eat ______ I did.
a) as much cakes so
b) as tasty as
c) as many cakes as
d) as much cakes as

5. Now I want all you children to ______ today. No shouting, no pushing and no running!
a) be as good as gold
b) be as polite as gold
c) be as good as golden
d) be as good as the gold

6. She doesn't need to go on a diet. ______.


a) She's already as thin as a house
b) She's already as thin as a rake
c) She already eats like a horse
d) She's already as big as a house

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ANSWERS:

1. He's two years younger than his sister but he can run ______ she can.
a) You can say he runs too fast but you can't use too in a comparison with as … as.
b) and d) There is one word missing here.
c) We can use as … as to say that two things or people are equal in some way.

2. If you say, 'He's as clever as his sister,' what do you mean?


a), b) and c) This means she is more clever than him. The correct answer means that they are
equally clever.
d) We use as … as to say that two things or people are equal in some way.

3. John ______ Nick.


a) This means that John is less handsome than Nick. Well done!
b) and c) If you want to say that John is less handsome than Nick, the correct pattern is isn't as
… as. Try again.
d) Only one of these options is correct. Try again.

4. The food was delicious but she didn't eat ______ I did.
a) and d) To compare a countable noun (like cakes), you can use the pattern as many … as.
Try again.
b) You can say these cakes are as tasty as those ones, for example. But here, the correct way
pattern is as many ... as.
c) To compare a countable noun (like cakes), you can use the pattern as many … as.

5. Now I want all you children to ______ today. No shouting, no pushing and no running!
a) This is the correct expression to tell the children you want them to behave very well.
b) It's true you might want the children to be polite but this is not the correct fixed expression
if you want to ask them to behave well. Try again.
c) and d) The first four words of this answer are correct but the whole answer isn't correct.
Try again.

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6. She doesn't need to go on a diet. ______.
a) The fixed expression with house is she's as big as a house. This means she's fat. The
correct answer is a fixed expression which means she's very slim. Try again.
b) This is the correct fixed expression to say that she is very slim. Well done!
c) This means she eats a lot. The correct answer is a fixed expression which means she's very
slim. Try again.
d) This means she's fat. The correct answer is a fixed expression which means she's very slim.
Try again.

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