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    Maybo is offline Senior Member
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    as adj.+n. as

    1. Simonson, Smaldino, and Zvacek (2015) agree that “forced interaction can be as strong a detriment to effective learning as its absence” (p. 71).

    Can I say " you are as beautiful a flower as ever? Is it the same structure of example 1?
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: as adj.+n. as

    No, it's not the same structure. The ending is different. Try again.

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    Re: as adj.+n. as

    I've been telling posters that we don't use parentheses ("brackets" in BrE) to mark text. I forgot about the usage in post #3 though. Does it have a name?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: as adj.+n. as

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    Can I say " you are as beautiful a flower as ever? Is it the same structure of example 1?
    As already explained, it isn't the same, but you can say it.

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    Re: as adj.+n. as

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The first is: [They] agree that “forced interaction can be as strong a detriment to effective learning as its absence (can be (a strong detriment (to effective learning)).


    Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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