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    #1

    You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    1) You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    2) He is as much of a stupid person as John.

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    #2

    Re: You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    They're not wrong, but we just say "You're as stupid as I am". "He's as stupid as John."

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    #3

    Re: You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    Note that this is a common pattern for comparing equal adjective qualities.

    'as X as Y (be)', where X is the quality (adjective) in question, and Y is some noun/pronoun. The form of the 'be' verb is often omitted.

    He's as tall as John (is).
    She's as fast as I (am).

    To make an observation about inequality, negate it with 'not'.

    'not as X as Y (be)'

    He isn't as tall as John (is).
    She isn't as fast as I (am).

    Of course, this could also be expressed by using the opposite adjective in a positive sentence with a comparative form.

    He isn't as tall as John is = He is shorter than John is.
    She isn't as fast as I am = She is slower than I am.
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    #4

    Re: You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    She's as fast as I (am).
    It should be noted that few native speakers say "She's as fast as I" these days. You'll hear either the version with "am" or "She's as fast as me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    He isn't as tall as John is = He is shorter than John is.
    She isn't as fast as I am = She is slower than I am.
    I wonder whether the following is an exception.

    Thor: I'm not as strong as you.
    Odin: No. You're stronger.
    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU8JvUSOtkM
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    Re: You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    I guess what Odin means is:

    I disagree. You're stronger.
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    #7

    Re: You are as much of a stupid person as I am.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I wonder whether the following is an exception.

    Thor: I'm not as strong as you.
    Odin: No. You're stronger.
    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU8JvUSOtkM
    The sound didn't work for me, but I could read Odin's lips. He says, "No! You're stronger.

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