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    so....as

    Hi,

    In the negative sentence, should we use "so...as" instead of "as...as"?

    He is not so clever as I am.
    Last edited by teechar; 20-Apr-2017 at 23:12. Reason: typo

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    Re: so....as

    No.

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    Re: so....as

    In this case you have to use "not as clever as I am".

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    Re: so....as

    He is not so clever as I am is fine. It is merely less common than He is not as clever as I am. Ngram

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