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    Question Wondering if this stucture could be used in daily speech...

    Hi all,

    Would anyone please tell me if the following structure is correct, or even used in daily speech?

    'I'm nothing like as careful as I used to be!'

    'We have nothing like as much information as we used to have in the past!' (?!)


    Thank you so much in advance!

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    Re: Wondering if this stucture could be used in daily speech...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    'I'm nothing like as careful as I used to be!'
    "I'm not nearly as careful as I used to be!"

    'We have nothing like as much information as we used to have in the past!' (?!)
    "We have nowhere near as much information as we used to have!"
    The sentences in red would be used more in daily speech, but the original sentences aren't incorrect

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    Re: Wondering if this stucture could be used in daily speech...

    How about I'm nowhere near as careful as I used to be

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