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Comparing people, objects and places
Think about what you have learned
In the second part of block I you learned to compare objects using adjectives,
comparatives and superlatives.
Think of one situation when you had a different opinion from others about the same
object. Why is it important to respect the different opinions and points of view? Is it
possible to disagree without getting into an argument? Discuss your answers with
your classmates.
En la segunda parte del bloque I aprendiste a comparar objetos utilizando adjetivos, comparativos y superlativos.
Piensa en una situación en la que hayas tenido una opinión diferente de los demás sobre una misma cosa. ¿Por
qué es importante respetar las diversas opiniones y los diferentes puntos de vista? ¿Es posible no estar de
acuerdo sin caer en una discusión o pelea? Comenta tus respuestas con tus compañeros.
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“As ... as”, “Not as ... as”
Sometimes we find objects, people or places that are similar or different in some way.
We use “as … as” to say that one person, object of place is equal in characteristics to
another. We use “not as … as” to say that two people, things or places are different
in some characteristic. Study Grammar Box 4 to learn how to use these structures.
Grammar Box 4
As … as, Not as … as
As … as
Affirmative statements
Affirmative sentences compare
people, things and places that
are the same in some way.
Paula is as intelligent as Diego.
This car is as expensive as the other.
This school is as good as that one.
Not as … as
Negative statements
Negative sentences compare
people, things and places that
are different in some way.
My uncle is not as young as my
Soda is not as nutritious as milk.
Cancun is not as old as Puebla.