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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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turki20

turki20

Saudi Arabia

i really intersted in this lesson so much.thank you

06:08 AM Oct 17 2009 |

^Farah^

^Farah^

Indonesia

grammar is really interesting lesson, we should know , and trying to practice it as many lessons as we can learn

 

07:49 AM May 17 2009 |

motoki

motoki

Japan

I can understand deeper than me 10 minutes before.

03:53 AM May 09 2009 |

yawar

yawar

Pakistan

i was hart to understand,i was tried my best but i didn't understand,

08:22 PM Apr 27 2009 |

nellis

nellis

Indonesia

 Dear Hutch

This is a good lesson to know more about comparison of quantity and it will help us to know how to use it in a sentence.

Thank you.

03:46 PM Apr 17 2009 |

gbieyngarh

gbieyngarh

South Africa

Thanks for Giving me more examples that really clerifies comparisons…I wouldn't if the can send lessons of everyday to my mail box each they…..These really helps me in the preparations of some of my exams…...Thanks once more…..and please send more lessons to me…..

Thanks

07:17 PM Feb 16 2009 |

enna121212

Philippines

Well, grammar seems to be complicating. You should have a wide range of knowledge for you to distinguish which and how to use them properly.. even yet, it will somehow provides explicit views of correct sentences structure

12:28 PM Feb 16 2009 |

gbieyngarh

gbieyngarh

South Africa

I think these is a GOOD example..Keep it up….

But can you please send me more comparisons for me to practise…

Thanks

03:10 PM Feb 13 2009 |

goldclock

goldclock

North Korea

i think this grammer rule is more diffecult than I thought.so I will have to study as many rules for comparisons of quantity as I see the rules here.

but these are very useful examples for people to know if they are studying English. thanks a lot for it.

 

03:39 AM Feb 04 2009 |