This work is as hard as that (one)

Status
Not open for further replies.

englishhobby

Key Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
Russian
Home Country
Russian Federation
Current Location
Russian Federation
I'm struggling with the sentence This work is as hard as that (one). I can't make out what I'm doing wrong, but I don't like either variant (neither the one with one nor the one without one).
 

GoesStation

No Longer With Us
Joined
Dec 22, 2015
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Work is not normally a countable noun, so one is possible only if you're talking about countable works such as musical compositions. We often express comparisons like this by repeating the verb: This work/job is as difficult as that is.
 

ambitious-girl

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2017
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Persian
Home Country
Iran
Current Location
Iran
We often express comparisons like this by repeating the verb: This work/job is as difficult as that is.
I didn't know about it before, and it is so enjoyable to know such new rule in English.

Can I give these examples about this rule, and do we always have to have "that" in this type of sentence to use this rule?

Today's traffic is twice as much as the last day’s was.

This traffic is twice as much as that day was.

This homework is not as easy as that was.
 
Last edited:

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
Today's traffic is twice as heavy as yesterday's was.

This traffic is twice as much as that day was.:cross:

My homework is not as easy as yours was.
`
 

ambitious-girl

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2017
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Persian
Home Country
Iran
Current Location
Iran
Thanks Rover_KE for your response and correcting me. I appreciate it. I used "as much as" wrongly. I rewrite it:

There is twice as much traffic as there was yesterday.
 

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top