Comparisons 1

Index

Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words. Put in commas where necessary.

1) Betty's only got half the money she needs to buy a new smartphone.
TWICE
Betty needs
she's got to buy a new smartphone.
2) As he gets more experience he seems to work more efficiently.
THE
The more experience he gets
he works.
3) It's the most difficult exam I've ever taken.
MORE
I've
difficult exam.
4) Driving a car is easier than driving a lorry.
SO
Driving a lorry is
driving a car.
5) Mark is eighteen years old and my brother is eighteen years old too.
SAME
Mark is
my brother is.
6) Rick was too impatient to wait for us to make the next move.
ENOUGH
Rick wasn't
wait for us to make the next move.

Answers

englishrevealed

CORRECT!

TWICE AS + ADJECTIVE + AS
TWICE + AS + MUCH + MONEY + AS

HINT!

This pattern is used for comparing size, quantity, amount, speed etc.

CORRECT!

THE + COMPARATIVE ... THE + COMPARATIVE
THE + MORE + EFICIENTLY

HINT!

This construction is used to say that one thing depends on another thing.

CORRECT!

NEVER ... A MORE (-ER) ...
NEVER + TAKEN + A + MORE

HINT!

You should use this pattern: NEVER ... A MORE (-ER) !

CORRECT!

NOT SO/AS + POSITIVE DEGREE + AS
NOT + SO + EASY + AS

HINT!

You need to use a negative comparison of equality in this sentence! NOT SO + ADJECTIVE + AS

CORRECT!

THE SAME + NOUN + AS
THE + SAME + AGE + AS

HINT!

You should use this pattern: THE SAME + NOUN + AS

CORRECT!

NOT ... ADJECTIVE + ENOUGH + TO + INFINITIVE
PATIENT + ENOUGH + TO

HINT!

Don't forget that 'enough' goes after adjectives!

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