# Comparatives and Equatives Comparatives Comparatives are used to show a. An increase or a decrease e.g. Its getting harder and harder to find an inexpensive.

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Comparatives and Equatives

Comparatives Comparatives are used to show a. An increase or a decrease e.g. Its getting harder and harder to find an inexpensive restaurant. b. cause-and-effect e.g. The more crowded the restaurant, the slower the service.

Equatives Equatives are used to compare people or things, showing similarities and differences, using as +…adjective…+ as not as + adjective + as e.g.1 The waiter is as polite as the waitress. but hes not as fast as she is. not as fast as she is. Sometimes the meaning is clear from context in which case theres no need to mention the second as e.g. I like the old menu. The new one isnt as varied. adjective

Exercises Choose the right alternative. 1.A Mercedes costs QR160,000. A BMW also costs QR160,000. A Mercedes is a. as expensive as a BMW b. more expensive than a BMW a. as expensive as a BMW b. more expensive than a BMW c. not as expensive as a BMW d. less expensive than a BMW c. not as expensive as a BMW d. less expensive than a BMW 2. The consumption of candy is high, but the consumption of ice cream a. isnt quite as highb. is as high as candy 3. The candy made in the local bakery is sweeter than the candy made at home. The candy made at home a. isnt as sweet as the candy made in the local bakery. b. is as sweet as the candy made in the local bakery

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