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    #31
    Yes, your purpose was clear, but it seems not to be possible
    There's already a way to express what you want to say:
    I won't make as huge a mistake as he did.
    Why don't you like it?

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    Yes, I like it. She's beautiful. If there is another beautiful 'she', that'll be even better! :D

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    #33

    Re: such as II

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
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    • Speaker A: I won't make such a huge mistake! :D

      Speaker B: What mistakes?

      Speaker A: Like yours.


    Speaker B should say What mistake? (At least, he should if he has been paying attention.) Speaker A can respond with Like yours or Your mistake. (Apparently, Speaker B is clueless as to what Speaker A is talking about. :wink: )

    (Say: "Thanks a bunch.")

    Pickily,

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    Dear Ron, don't you know the letter 's' likes to play hide-and-seek in my posts? :D :D :D


    I got your meaning. But why can't I just put two sentences from Speaker A together, such as "I won't make such a huge mistake as he did." What if I put a comma before 'as'? I'm still frustrate with this one. :?

    I look forward to your answer.
    I don't have any problem with that usage. :) I think you can say I won't make such a huge mistake as he did. I don't think any NES would have any trouble understanding you. I also don't think most would consider it an error. (Maybe I'm not as picky as some here. :wink: )

    (I hope you are not so frustrated anymore. :wink: )

    :)

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    #34
    From a Google search:
    • "as big a mistake" -- 751
      "as huge a mistake" – 426
      "such big mistakes" -- 179
      "such huge mistakes" -- 170


    This discussion led all the lists. Interesing, huh? (I don't know how long that will last.)

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    Hi again, thanks for highjacking. :D And they don't look beautiful to me as well.
    Sorry, but "as well" is only used in a positive context. That is, you can't use it with not. You can say, "They don't look beautiful to me either."

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    Ron, I think you've made a new friend

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    :D


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    Hi again, thanks for highjacking. :D And they don't look beautiful to me as well.
    Sorry, but "as well" is only used in a positive context. That is, you can't use it with not. You can say, "They don't look beautiful to me either."

    :)
    True,Ron. I know better than I write and talk.

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    #39
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    Hi again, thanks for highjacking. :D And they don't look beautiful to me as well.
    Sorry, but "as well" is only used in a positive context. That is, you can't use it with not. You can say, "They don't look beautiful to me either."

    :)
    True,Ron. I know better than I write and talk.
    I should remember that one so I can use it about myself sometime.

    :wink:

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