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1 Equatives: as adjective as Write a VERY DESCRIPTIVE sentence using each of the adjective-noun pairs. Each one will create a well-known English idiom. Explain what each idiom means.

2 EXAMPLE: a pretty picture My niece is all dressed up for her quinceanera. She looks as pretty as a picture. (The idiom as pretty as a picture means very beautiful.)

3 a gentle lamb

4 a happy clam

5 a wicked witch

6 a fat pig

7 a heavy horse

8 a tall tree

9 a white sheet

10 a white ghost

11 a happy lark

12 a sharp tack

13 a clean whistle

14 *a shiny new penny

15 *the deep sea

16 a fast wind

17 *good gold

18 a straight arrow

19 a dumb post

20 a loose goose

21 a crazy loon

22 Use “the same” at the end of the sentence in the negative when comparing two nouns or noun phrases. Notice the second clause = plural verb form. Example: A loon looks like a duck, but they are not the same.

23 Use “the same as” in the negative when comparing two nouns or noun phrases in mid-sentence. 5c 25c Example: A quarter is not the same as a nickel. (s) Quarters are not the same as nickels. (pl)

24 Write two correct negative comparisons for each of the following. Write one comparison mid-sentence and one at the end. 1.Freud’s dream theory: Jung’s dream theory 2.REM sleep: non-REM sleep 3.A nightmare: a lucid dream 4.A fact: a theory 5.Impressionist art: Abstract Expressionist art 6.Diadems: torques 7.Greek sculpture: Roman sculpture 8.A handout from a social service agency: a do-it- yourself approach 9.A pure market economy: a mixed system 10.A blue-collar job: a white-collar job


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