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    Default Comparative sentences

    Hello!

    I've been exercising in using comparatives, here are some of the sentences which mismatched the Key to Exercises. I'd like to know your opinion whether my sentences are correct or no. Thank you.

    You don't know about cars as much as me.
    It's not as cold as yesterday.
    I don't feel tired as much as yesterday.
    I wasn't as nervous as usual.
    You don't know them as better as I do.
    There aren't as many people as were (have been)
    My birthday is the same as yours.

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    Hi greegorush,

    Here is how I would write them.

    You don't know about cars as much as me. You don't know as much about cars as me // as I do.

    It's not as cold as yesterday. Okay in speech, but in writing I'd use It's not as cold as it was yesterday.

    I don't feel tired as much as yesterday. I don't feel as tired as I did yesterday.

    I wasn't as nervous as usual. Okay. You could also say I wasn't as nervous as I usually am.

    You don't know them as better well as I do. (Simple comparative: I know them better than you do.)

    There aren't as many people as were (have been) Not sure what you mean here.

    My birthday is the same as yours. okay [/QUOTE]
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Comparative sentences

    The main sentence is:
    There are fewer people at this meeting than at the last one.

    I have to change it leaving the same meaning. Could I say it in this way:

    There aren't as many people as were (at the last meeting).


    Thank you!

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    There aren't as many people at this meeting as there was at the last one.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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