Struktur “as…as” digunakan untuk membandingkan hal-hal yang setara. Contoh:
- Jennifer is 163cm and Tony is 163cm. Jennifer is as tall as Tony.
- This house is 40 years old, that house is also 40 years old. This house is as old as that house.
- Bach’s music is as good as Mozart’s.
- Spring is as warm as fall.
“as…as” juga bisa digunakan dalam kalimat negatif dan pertanyaan. Contoh:
- The Amazon isn’t as long as the Nile.
- The second movie wasn’t as good as the first.
- Is Japan as expensive as England?
“as…as” juga bisa digunakan untuk menunjukkan sebuah jumlah yang ekstrim.
- “Eat as much as you want.” The amount you eat is “equal” to the amount you want.
- Hurry! Run as fast as you can!
- Study as hard as possible.
Kuantitas yang berlipat ganda juga dapat dinyatakan dengan “as…as”. Contoh:
- I’m 22. My friend is twice as old as me. She’s 44 years old.
- My aunt is three times as old as me. She’s 66.
- And my grandmother is four times as old as me. She’s 88 years old.
- Jenny is also 22 years old. She’s the same as me.