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    Sentence Pattern "as...as"

    I wonder if the sentence "I got up as early as Sam at 6 o'clock every morning."makes sense.

    Usually we say "I got up as early as Sam every morning." But is it strange to add "at 6 o'clock" before "every morning"?

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    Re: Sentence Pattern "as...as"

    The sentence is fine. I'd put some punctuation after 'Sam' - at least a comma. (I initially read "I got up as early as 5am at 6 o'clock." But that's not your fault.)
    Normally, I would say, "I got up every morning at the same time as Sam - 6 o'clock."
    "Every morning, I got up at the 6 o'clock - the same time as Sam."
    There are many ways of saying it. I don't see the virtue of "as early as Sam" unless that's the point.

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    Re: Sentence Pattern "as...as"

    I would simply say 'Both Sam and I got up at six o'clock every morning'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Sentence Pattern "as...as"

    Simple is often better.

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