When Ivan arrived in the US

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Would you please help me with my sentences and correct the mistakes?

When Ivan arrived in the US for the first time, he found everything as twice as large, wide and heavy as in his homeland, from roads, buildings, beds, servings to people. He felt tiny and insignificant, like an ant lost in a maze.
 

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Lose the first as. The list of sizable things would read better like this: from the roads, buildings, beds, and servings to the people themselves.
 

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I am wondering why do we need "the". Do we speak about specific roads, buildings and people? Or is it because we are talking about American roads?
 

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I am wondering why [STRIKE]do[/STRIKE] we need "the". [STRIKE]Do[/STRIKE] Are we speaking about specific roads, buildings and people? Or is it because we are talking about American roads?
We're speaking of specific roads, buildings and people: the ones in the United States.
 
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How about using much instead of twice? Twice would not make me feel like an ant.
 

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How about using much instead of twice? Twice would not make me feel like an ant.

That would give "... he found everything much as large as ...". Did you mean to suggest "much larger, wider and heavier than ..." rather than "twice as large, wide and heavy as ..."?
 
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I meant say "much larger, wider and heavier than..."
 
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