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    not any + comparison / not nearly as + adjective

    Hello,
    I want to undestand better these expressions: not any + comparison (quicker). I've found it in the paragraph of Intensifiyng and Modifying Comparisons.

    For example: His car is not any quicker. Does this sentence stand for his car has the same speed as the majority of them?

    And another expression: not nearly as + adjective.
    For example: The ticket is worth not nearly as cheap. Does it mean that the ticket is far away from to be cheap?

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    Re: not any + comparison / not nearly as + adjective

    "His car is not any quicker" is correct but incomplete. You need to say what it is no quicker than.
    "This ticket is worth not nearly as cheap" doesn't make sense.
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    Re: not any + comparison / not nearly as + adjective

    I think 'The ticket is nowhere near cheap' makes sense.
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    Re: not any + comparison / not nearly as + adjective

    That would only work if the preceding sentence tried to claim that it is cheap.

    A: I want to travel by train from London to Edinburgh. I've heard the tickets are really cheap.
    B: Well, it costs about 200.
    A: Wow, that's nowhere near cheap!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: not any + comparison / not nearly as + adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "This ticket is worth not nearly as cheap" doesn't make sense.
    Ok. I've gone over in the course book and after that I think I should have used such form: "This year the price of the football match Barcelona - Madrid is not nearly cheap as the last one."

    How do you think is it ok with the grammatical construction now?
    Last edited by denismurs; 30-Nov-2015 at 09:25. Reason: orthography
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    Re: not any + comparison / not nearly as + adjective

    The tickets for the football match this year are not as cheap as the ones last year.
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    Re: not any + comparison / not nearly as + adjective

    I'd probably say "... not nearly as cheap as they were last year" or simply "... not nearly as cheap as last year".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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