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Comparing Quantity

There are a couple of different ways to make comparisons of quantity. With non-count nouns like coffee, bread, or love, we use more than and less than. For example: "My mother loves me more than she loves my sister," or, "There is less ice cream in my bowl than in Sarah’s bowl."

For countable nouns like apples, people, or books, we use more than and fewer than to make comparisons of quantity. For example: "I have more books than my brother," or, "Jake has fewer friends than Paul."

To show that two things have the same quantity, we use as much as, as many as, or as little as for non-count nouns. For example: "Jason is taking as many classes this year as he did last year," or "I use as little milk in my coffee as you do."

For countable nouns, we use as many as and as few as. As in, "I can eat as many cookies as you can," or, "There are as few people at this movie as there were at the last movie we saw."

Comparing Quantity Grammar Quiz

  1. There is milk as orange juice in the fridge.

  2. The last movie I saw had special effects than Batman.

  3. I read books than my sister.

  4. people have been laid-off lately.

  5. I eat pizza as as I eat hamburgers.

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Comparing Quantity Lessons:

Beat Around the Bush

Get On Each Other's Nerves

Visiting Parents

Layoffs

Throw Together

Hair Care

Deodorant

Sorority Row

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jennhoney_06

Colombia

Loved the lesson. I’ll keep studing english as much as I can and I’ll try to spend fewer hours doing non-productive things than I did last month.


Thanks a lot. 


05:52 PM Jul 25 2015 |

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zahra202

zahra202

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thanks a lot :)

03:23 AM Jun 17 2015 |

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Jesus_Arturo

Peru

EVERY DAY WE LEARN MORE.

12:56 PM Jul 16 2013 |

naomeehelna

British Indian Ocean Territory

very useful site, really help in the easy or hard things which have to know! 

12:57 PM Mar 27 2013 |

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mandaandani

Indonesia

he knows music as much as i know


she probably scared with monster as much as i scared with butterfly


i eat as little veggies as i eat junk food

12:55 AM Dec 02 2012 |

mandaandani

Indonesia

i have less english knowledge than my sister’s


i watched more horor movies than drama movies


i love my boyfriend more than my ex 


i have fewer money than my friends have

12:38 AM Dec 02 2012 |

mandaandani

Indonesia

more than, less than / as much as, as little as


more than, fewer than / as many as, as few as


ok nice =)

12:27 AM Dec 02 2012 |

Mohammed H. Al-sadi

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Wink

12:42 AM Nov 26 2012 |

ktthong

ktthong

Thailand

I should learn more English as much as I can :)

05:18 AM Oct 01 2012 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

Very useful lesson.


Thanks


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05:23 AM Sep 24 2012 |

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