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    Which of these are correct:
    1-We are as good teachers as they are.
    2-We make as big cars as they do.
    3-We make cars as big as they do.
    4-We make cars as big as the ones they make.

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    1-We are as good teachers as they are. yes
    2-We make as big cars as they do. dodgy
    3-We make cars as big as they do. yes
    4-We make cars as big as the ones they make. yes

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    Re: as

    I agree with TDOL's analysis, but unfortunately none of the sentences seems natural to me.

    1-We are as good teachers as they are.
    We (teachers) are as good as they are.
    As teachers we are as good as they are.
    We do just as good a job at teaching as they do.


    2-We make as big cars as they do.
    We make cars as big as theirs.
    Our cars are as big as theirs.


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    4 seems fairly natural

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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    4 seems fairly natural
    You're right. I'll have to backtrack a little. That one is fine.

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