Comparisons 2

Index

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

1) I have never been to Spain before.
EVER
It's the
been to Spain.
2) Football isn't so popular in Canada as it is in England.
THAN
Football is
in England.
3) Stella likes reading books more than playing with other girls.
PREFERS
Stella
playing with other girls.
4) The bracelet was so expensive that she couldn't afford to buy it.
AN
It was
that she couldn't afford to buy it.
5) I won't be able to do my homework in less than fifteen minutes.
LEAST
It will
fifteen minutes to do my homework.
6) She'd prefer to stay home rather than go to a boring family party.
RATHER
She'd
go to a boring family party.

Answers

englishrevealed

CORRECT!

IT'S THE FIRST/SECOND/THIRD TIME + PRESENT PERFECT
FIRST + TIME + I + HAVE + EVER

CORRECT!

IT'S THE FIRST/SECOND/THIRD TIME + PRESENT PERFECT
FIRST + TIME + I'VE + EVER

HINT!

Do you know which tense should be used after 'It's the first/second/third time'?

CORRECT!

LESS + POSITIVE DEGREE + THAN
LESS + POPULAR + IN + CANADA + THAN

HINT!

When you want to say one thing is 'not as ... as' another, you can use this pattern: LESS + POSITIVE DEGREE + THAN

CORRECT!

PREFER + GERUND + TO + GERUND
PREFERS + READING + BOOKS + TO

HINT!

We use this construction to say what we prefer in general!

CORRECT!

SUCH + (A/AN) + (ADJECTIVE) + NOUN
SUCH + AN + EXPENSIVE + BRACELET

HINT!

You may have to use this pattern:
SUCH + (A/AN) + (ADJECTIVE) + NOUN!

CORRECT!

AT LEAST = NOT LESS THAN
TAKE + ME + AT + LEAST

HINT!

The phrase you need means 'not less than a particular number or amount'!

CORRECT!

WOULD RATHER + INVINITIVE + THAN + INFINITIVE
RATHER + STAY + HOME + THAN

HINT!

We use this pattern to say what we prefer in a particular situation!

WARNING!

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