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Comparisons of equality ANTE TODO Spanish and English use comparisons to indicate which of two people or things has a lesser, equal, or greater degree.

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1 Comparisons of equality ANTE TODO Spanish and English use comparisons to indicate which of two people or things has a lesser, equal, or greater degree of a quality.

2 Comparisons of equality The following construction is used to make comparisons of equality. tan + adjective + como adverb tanto/a (s) + singular noun + como plural noun

3 Comparisons of equality Este plato es tan delicioso como aquél. This dish is as delicious as that one (is). Ustedes probaron tantos platos como ellos. You tried as many dishes as they did.

4 Comparisons of equality ¡ATENCIÓN! Note that tanto acts as an adjective and therefore agrees in number and gender with the noun it modifies: tantas cosas. Tan and tanto can also be used for emphasis, rather than to compare, with these meanings: tan so, tanto so much, tantos/as so many. ¡Tu almuerzo es tan grande! Your lunch is so big! ¡Comes tanto! You eat so much! ¡Comes tantas manzanas! You eat so many apples!

5 Comparisons of equality Comparisons of equality with verbs are formed by placing tanto como after the verb. Note that in this construction tanto does not change in number or gender. [ verb ] + tanto como No duermo tanto como mi tía. I dont sleep as much as my aunt (does). Estudiamos tanto como ustedes. We study as much as you (do).


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