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    #1

    Cool as...as

    Hello,

    Is this sentence correct?

    -In the evening, I'm not as full of energy as in the morning.

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    #2

    Re: as...as

    I am not as energetic in the morning as in the evening.

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    #3

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    Hello, Will17!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Is this sentence correct?

    -In the evening, I'm not so full of energy as in the morning.

    Thanks
    W
    Thank you

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    #4

    Re: as...as

    If the sentence is negative, as...as can be so...as, but it doesn't have to.

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    #5

    Re: as...as

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Is this sentence correct?

    -In the evening, I'm not as full of energy as in the morning.

    Thanks
    W
    Yes, it's fine.

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    #6

    Re: as...as

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ka View Post
    If the sentence is negative, as...as can be so...as, but it doesn't have to.
    I think you may have found another BrE/AmE/AusE difference here. As far as I'm concerned (BrE), it's "as...as" regardless of the positivity or negativity of the sentence.

    It's as bright today as it was yesterday.
    It's not as wet today as it was yesterday.
    I'm as fit now as I was when I was 20.
    I'm not as fit now as I was at college.

    However, this morning I was reading a book written by an Australian and I stumbled across the "so...as" construction. It immediately jumped off the page at me as it was so unusual to see. I wondered even then if it was specifically acceptable in AusE.

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    #7

    Re: as...as

    Hello!

    LONGMAN Exams Dictionary (2006) explains the construction ‘not so … as’ as formal.

    Thank you

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    Re: as...as

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuo View Post
    Hello!

    LONGMAN Exams Dictionary (2006) explains the construction ‘not so … as’ as formal.

    Thank you
    Interesting. I would say "as...as" is a comparative, but would use "so...as" with something like:

    The paint on the walls isn't so much blue as aquamarine.

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