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    The number of A is the same that of B? --Is there a preposition missing?

    The number of A is the same that of B?

    Is there a preposition missing? should it be:

    The number of A is the same as that of B?

    or

    The number of A is the same with that of B?

    Many thanks in advance.


    Hugo.

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    Re: The number of A is the same that of B? --Is there a preposition missing?

    The number of buttons is the same as the number of buttonholes. The number of sleeves is the same as the number of arms.

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    Re: The number of A is the same that of B? --Is there a preposition missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo_Lin View Post
    The number of A is the same that of B?

    Is there a preposition missing? should it be:

    The number of A is the same as that of B?

    or

    The number of A is the same with that of B?

    Many thanks in advance.


    Hugo.
    Your first example is correct. There was an "as" missing from the original sentence. It's a slightly odd sentence but in context it might work. It would possibly also work without "that/that of".
    The number of A is the same as B.
    The number of A is the same as of B.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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