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Comparing Quantity

There are a couple of different ways to make comparisons of quantity. With non-count nouns like coffee, bread, or love, we use more than and less than. For example: "My mother loves me more than she loves my sister," or, "There is less ice cream in my bowl than in Sarah’s bowl."

For countable nouns like apples, people, or books, we use more than and fewer than to make comparisons of quantity. For example: "I have more books than my brother," or, "Jake has fewer friends than Paul."

To show that two things have the same quantity, we use as much as, as many as, or as little as for non-count nouns. For example: "Jason is taking as many classes this year as he did last year," or "I use as little milk in my coffee as you do."

For countable nouns, we use as many as and as few as. As in, "I can eat as many cookies as you can," or, "There are as few people at this movie as there were at the last movie we saw."

Comparing Quantity Grammar Quiz

  1. There is milk as orange juice in the fridge.

  2. The last movie I saw had special effects than Batman.

  3. I read books than my sister.

  4. people have been laid-off lately.

  5. I eat pizza as as I eat hamburgers.

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Comparing Quantity Lessons:

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Zombieland

Rocking Chairs

More or Less - With Comparisons of Quantity

Layoffs

Get On Each Other's Nerves

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abdullahalef

Yemen

i think that the comparative and superlative degrees of adjectives are easy for each and every one allover the world

 

08:04 AM Oct 18 2010 |

magbol

magbol

Saudi Arabia

I thank you also

08:44 AM Aug 23 2010 |

jhdawd

jhdawd

Syrian Arab Republic

I thank you as many stars as there are.

07:52 PM Jul 27 2010 |

pmdibrahimkhan

India

i like my wife more than my friends

12:19 PM Jul 22 2010 |

indahpagi

Indonesia

Not many thank, but much thank. Thank is uncountable

03:00 AM May 26 2010 |

moet moet khaing

Myanmar

I have more English books than my friends

08:23 AM Apr 20 2010 |

moet moet khaing

Myanmar

I want you to love moreKiss 

08:20 AM Apr 20 2010 |

moet moet khaing

Myanmar

The more you love,the less I hateMoney mouth

08:17 AM Apr 20 2010 |

lian12345

Philippines

if you hate me i hate you more ..

i hate you more than you hates me ..

07:45 AM Apr 18 2010 |

alhgag

alhgag

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

it's very important

09:34 PM Mar 11 2010 |