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    #1

    the same big house

    He has the same big house as I.

    This sentence sounds a bit awkward. Is it correct from a native's point of view? If not, how can I express the same meaning with "the same...as"?

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    #2

    Re: the same big house

    How is his house the same as yours? Is it made from the same design? Then you could say you have identical houses.

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    #3

    Re: the same big house


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    His house is as big as mine.

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    #4

    Re: the same big house

    Thank you for your help.

    I know that "I have as big a house as he does" is better.

    But I just want to know if there is anything grammatically wrong as to "I have the same big house as he does"?

    Thanks again

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    #5

    Re: the same big house

    There's nothing grammatically wrong with your sentence, but it doesn't mean the same thing. "Same big" does not mean "as big as."

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    #6

    Re: the same big house

    "The same big house" means "the same house which, incidentally, is big". By saying that you have the same big house, you are saying you have the same house. That is probably not the case. Your houses are probably very different, but they are both big and they are the same size as each other.

    Our houses are the same size, and they're big.
    His house is as big as mine.
    My house is as big as his.

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    Re: the same big house

    Thank you all for your help!

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