Using ‘As… as’ to Describe Quantity

 

We use this common phrase to compare things of an equal quantity.

I have as many friends as her!    = We have the same number of friends.

I have as much money as him!   = We have the same amount of money

They don’t have as much time as us = We don’t have an equal amount of time. They have less.

As you can see, we use many with countable nouns and much with uncountable nouns.

as + many + (countable noun) + as

as + much + (uncountable noun) + as

How many do you want? How much do you want? The largest amount possible? We often use this structure in a sentence to express the maximum amount possible.

Examples:

“He wants to get as many Instagram followers as possible!”

“She wants to earn as much money as she can.”

 

Try these exercises and try to get as many correct answers as possible!

‘As… as’ to Describe Quantity

Try to get as many correct answers as possible!

 

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Top 5 Weirdest Laws: US Edition | Grammar Exercise

Today’s mini-lesson from the Team at Scrambled Eggs English School in Milan is about how to talk about laws.

The USA is a vast and diverse country. Each state in fact has their very own local laws. It’s hardly surprisingly then that over the years strange laws have been passed. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 weirdest laws that still exist in the USA today.

Number 1: In Sant Antonio, Texas, flirting is against the law!

Number 2: If you are found stealing soap in Arizona, you must wash yourself until the bar of soap has been completely used up!

Number 3: If you have a moustache in Eureka, Nevada, you are not allowed to kiss a woman!

Number 4: In Indiana, it is illegal to attend a public event or even use public transport within 4 hours of eating onions or garlic.

Number 5: In Gainesville, Georgia (USA), you are not allowed to eat fried chicken in any way other than by hand.

These laws are definitely quite interesting and funny! But, what language can we used when we talk about the law?

When describing what we can and can’t do, we can use the verbs let and allow. What’s the difference? Well, allow is more formal than let, but aside from that they both have a similar meaning to give permission to.

Importantly, however, they are structured differently:

Check out our exercise below to practice using let and allow:

Top 5 Weirdest Laws: US Edition

Complete the sentences using either let or allow.

How did you do? If you found the exercise difficult, pop by our school. We have a great team of native English teachers that are always happy to help.

Would you like to study more English? Click here to read about the top 5 weirdest laws from the UK!