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    Help me with comparative form please!

    Hi

    From examples below, Please help me figure out 'than/as'

    It's as real as you made it . (It's more real than you made it)
    It's as real as you thought it to be. (It's more real than you thought it to be)
    He's as big as I (am) (He's bigger than I am)

    So far, I've thought the use of 'as/than' to be 'conjunction'
    But is it Okay to (or should I) regard them as 'relative pronoun'?

    (Relative pronoun that has antecedent of 'adjective' .i.e. He's rich, which I am not)
    Please help me out!!!

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    Re: Help me with comparative form please!

    What reason makes you want to do this?

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    Re: Help me with comparative form please!

    I know it's problem I have
    I want to stop it more than anybody else
    But it doesn't .. ;;;;

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    Re: Help me with comparative form please!

    To compare equal values, use as...as:

    I am 180cm tall.
    Jon is 180 cm tall.

    I am as tall as Jon = we are equally tall.

    To compare unequal values, use the comparative form of an adjective plus than:

    Jon is 180 cm tall.
    Jake is 170cm tall.

    Jon is taller than Jake. (Or, Jake is shorter than Jon.)

    N.B. It does not make any sense to form a comparative for the word "real". Something is either real or it is not real. There are no degrees of "realness".

    Quote Originally Posted by learnerr View Post
    Hi

    From examples below, Please help me figure out 'than/as'

    It's as real as you made it . (It's more real than you made it)
    It's as real as you thought it to be. (It's more real than you thought it to be)
    He's as big as I (am) (He's bigger than I am)

    So far, I've thought the use of 'as/than' to be 'conjunction'
    But is it Okay to (or should I) regard them as 'relative pronoun'?

    (Relative pronoun that has antecedent of 'adjective' .i.e. He's rich, which I am not)
    Please help me out!!!

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