Comparison – as… as/ than

Рассмотрим ситуацию:

Джо, Генри и Артур – миллионеры. Они очень богаты. У Джо $5 миллионов, у Генри – $4 миллиона, а у Артура – $2 миллиона. Таким образом:

Henry is rich. He is richer than Arthur. But he isn’t as rich as Joe.

Вот еще примеры с конструкцией not as… as:

– Jack isn’t as old as he looks.

– The city centre wasn’t as crowded this morning as it usually is.

– Jim didn’t do as well in his examination as he had hoped.

– `The weather’s better today, isn’t it?’ `Yes, it’s not as cold.’

– I don’t know as many people as you do.

Вы можете также сказать `not so… as’ :

– Henry isn’t so rich as Joe.

Вы также можете

применять as… as в предложениях с положительным оттенком или в вопросах:

– I’m sorry I’m late. I got here as fast as I could.

– There’s plenty of food, so eat as much as you like.

– Let’s walk. It’s just as quick as taking the bus.

– Can you send me the money as soon as possible, please?

Мы также говорим twice as… as, three times as… as и т. д.

– Petrol is twice as expensive as it was a few years ago.

– Their house is about three times as big as ours.

Мы говорим the same as :

– Ann’s salary is the same as mine.

– Tom is the same age as George.

– `What would you like to drink?’ `I’ll have the same as last time.’

После than и as более употребительны местоимения me/him/her/them/us, когда в предложении нет второго глагола. Сравните:

– You are taller than I am. но: You are taller than me.

– They have more money than we have. но: They have more money than us.

– I can’t run as fast as he can. но: I can’t run as fast as him.

Comparison – as… as/ than