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Equatives: as adjective as Write a VERY DESCRIPTIVE sentence using each of the adjective-noun pairs. Each one will create a well-known English idiom. Explain what each idiom means . EXAMPLE: a pretty picture

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equatives as adjective as

Equatives: as adjective as

Write a VERY DESCRIPTIVE sentence using each of the adjective-noun pairs. Each one will create a well-known English idiom. Explain what each idiom means.

example a pretty picture
EXAMPLE: a pretty picture
  • My niece is all dressed up for her quinceanera. She looks as pretty as a picture. (The idiom as pretty as a picture means very beautiful.)
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Use “the same” at the end of the sentence in the negative when comparing two nouns or noun phrases. Notice the second clause = plural verb form.

  • Example: A loon looks like a duck, but they are not the same.
use the same as in the negative when comparing two nouns or noun phrases in mid sentence
Use “the same as” in the negative when comparing two nouns or noun phrases in mid-sentence.
  • 5c 25c
  • Example: A quarter isnot

the same asa nickel. (s)

Quarters are not the same as nickels. (pl)

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Write two correct negative comparisons for each of the following.Write one comparison mid-sentence and one at the end.
  • Freud’s dream theory: Jung’s dream theory
  • REM sleep: non-REM sleep
  • A nightmare: a lucid dream
  • A fact: a theory
  • Impressionist art: Abstract Expressionist art
  • Diadems: torques
  • Greek sculpture: Roman sculpture
  • A handout from a social service agency: a do-it-yourself approach
  • A pure market economy: a mixed system
  • A blue-collar job: a white-collar job