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    as light as

    In English, is there such kind of expression "as light as pin" or "as light as feather"? Or what else is frequently used in simile when we want to express sth is light--not heavy at all? Thank you.

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    Re: as light as

    "Lighter than air" is one more.
    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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    Re: as light as

    Quote Originally Posted by chance22 View Post
    In English, is there such kind of expression "as light as pin" or "as light as feather"? Or what else is frequently used in simile when we want to express sth is light--not heavy at all? Thank you.
    As light as a feather, yes. I've never heard "as light as a pin".

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    Re: as light as

    one more "as light as air"
    If you have any other similes such as "as quick as", "as good as", "as big as" ..., try googling it, you will surely receive many results.
    Thanks

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    Re: as light as

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As light as a feather, yes. I've never heard "as light as a pin".
    Oh, I see. "As light as a feather" or "lighter than air".Thank Barb_D emsr2d2 and crazYgeeK for the reply.
    Last edited by chance22; 13-Jun-2010 at 15:39.

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    Re: as light as

    Quote Originally Posted by chance22 View Post
    In English, is there such kind of expression "as light as pin" or "as light as feather"? ...
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As light as a feather, yes. I've never heard "as light as a pin".


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