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    If you use "as...as" to correct the preceding expression of "no bigger than," which would you say we should use, (1) or (2)?

    (1) Hummingbird eggs are no bigger than (or as big as) coffee beans.
    (2) Hummingbird eggs are no bigger than (or as small as) coffee beans.

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    Re: big or small

    Well, since as...as means the same size as, both 1. and 2. work. Note, however, that coffee beans aren't big, so 'as small as' would be the best choice.


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    Re: big or small

    I AM NOT A TEACHER BUT HOPE THIS MIGHT HELP YOU OUT .

    The "as ... as'' here in this context we are comparing or relate the hummingbird eggs with the coffee bean...... the suitable expression would be the second one ....


    Hummingbird eggs are or as small as coffee beans.

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    Re: big or small

    Quote Originally Posted by Seiichi MYOGA View Post
    If you use "as...as" to correct the preceding expression of "no bigger than," which would you say we should use, (1) or (2)?

    (1) Hummingbird eggs are no bigger than (or as big as) coffee beans.
    (2) Hummingbird eggs are no bigger than (or as small as) coffee beans.

    Thank you in advance
    Seiichi MYOGA
    Coffee beans are as big as/as small as hummingbird eggs.
    Regards,
    rj1948
    Last edited by rj1948; 02-Jun-2008 at 08:27.

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