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    Angry Hard to express in the title. Please see the post and help.

    Hi all,

    I have this thing bugging me for quite a while a now. I am afraid that it might make me look stupid but I think I'll be stupider if I don't ask and get it clarified.

    I am trying to compare the equivalence of two attributes of the same thing by using this sentence.

    Eyes are just as precious as they are beautiful.

    Or

    Eyes are just as precious as beautiful they are.

    Is any of the above two sentences correct? Is it the right way of comparing two attributes of the same thing
    or two different things?

    Oh and there's another one which is kind of its extension.

    What if I want to compare the beauty of a house with the ugliness of another one?

    What if I want to say that the level of beauty of house B is equal to the level of ugliness of house A.

    Is there any way of saying it as: The house B is just as beautiful as house A is ugly. (I really have no idea of how incorrect I am on this one but I would still like to have it cleared).

    Very irritated because of this, please help.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Hard to express in the title. Please see the post and help.

    You could have made a title like "Comparisons" or words to that effect.

    Your first statement is correct "Eyes are (just) as precious as they are beautiful" & "House A is as beautiful as House B is ugly".
    You cannot however have "Eyes are (just) as precious as beautiful they are"; the complement ("beautiful") must come after the copula ("are").

    [Not a teacher]

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    Re: Hard to express in the title. Please see the post and help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Calis View Post
    You could have made a title like "Comparisons" or words to that effect.

    Your first statement is correct "Eyes are (just) as precious as they are beautiful" & "House A is as beautiful as House B is ugly".
    You cannot however have "Eyes are (just) as precious as beautiful they are"; the complement ("beautiful") must come after the copula ("are").

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    Thanks Calis and I will try to be more to-the-point with my post titles from now on. Oh by the way, is it alright to use "from now on" the way I used it?

    And just to confirm, you also mean that my "house" sentence is correct too? Just confirming. And I need to remove the "just" from those house sentences, is it true?

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