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    Question as...as

    They appear to be as safe as comfortable. Is this sentence correct?

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    Re: as...as

    No, it doesn't really make sense.

    They are as safe as they are comfortable.

    They are as safe and comfortable as possible.

    I'm not sure what you are trying to say.

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    Re: as...as

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    They appear to be as safe as comfortable. Is this sentence correct?
    The problem is, you're comparing two adjectives; mykwyner's revisions avoid this. Normally, with as ... as you use an adjective and a noun:

    as good as gold
    as quiet as mice
    as hard as nails
    as strong as an ox

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    #4

    Re: as...as

    Just to add my two cents.

    You could say:
    They appear to be safe and comfortable.
    (The word "appear" there is dubious. Is the speaker (or writer) not sure?)

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