Presentation on theme: "Comparisons of equality"— Presentation transcript:
1 Comparisons of equality ANTE TODOSpanish 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 comoadverbtanto/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 comoNo duermo tanto como mi tía.I don’t sleep as much as my aunt (does).Estudiamos tanto como ustedes.We study as much as you (do).