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HUMAN RIGHTS Costa Rica
Defensa de los Derechos
para la protección de los ciudadanos de
la Policía Secreta Presidencial - "la DIS" de
Oscar Arias, Luis Solís, José, Christiana y Mariano Figueres, Jose Torres, la Embajada de E.E.U.U., la CIA, la NSA, la Presidenta de la Corte Suprema - Zarela Villanueva, La Nación, La Extra, Teletica, Repretel..., y los "élites dominantes" que controlan el aparato paramilitar estado de represión y los actividades extrajudiciales
La Policía Presidencial
La Direccion de Inteligencia y Seguridad
the same (noun) as but agendaweb
the same (noun)
Edwardo is as tall as Mark.
Edwardo es tan alto como Mark.
as + adjective + as
(tan + adjective + como)
Mark is 30 years old.
= Mark is as old as Scott.
Scott is 30 years old.
Janet is 15 years old.
= 1. Sally isn't as old as Janet.
Sally is 10 years old. or: 2. Sally is younger than Janet.
or: 3. Janet is older than Sally.
Examples: Mark is as old as Scott.
Mark isn't as old as Scott.
Is Mark as old as Mark?
Less & More
Less (menos) and more (mas) are opposites. Less & more are used with
adjectives with 2 or more syllables. (except adjectives that end with -y)
My book is as important as your book.
Mi libro es tan importante como su libro.
My book isn't as important as your book.
or: My book is less important than your book.
or: My book is more important than your book.
Examples: My book is less important than your book.
My book is not less important than your book.
Is my book less important than your book?
As Many As / As Much As
We can demonstrate that 2 things are the same or not the same in QUANTITY by using:
1. as many (count noun) as...
tantos (count noun) como...
2. as much (noncount noun) as...
tanto (noncount noun) como...
Do you have as many cookies as Mary and Phil?
Yes we have as many cookies as Mary and Phil.
No we don't have as many cookies as Mary and Phil.
As Much As
In English we can also use as much as after a verb phrase.
I don't play basketball as much as I used to.
My mom doesn't like pizza as much as her daughter does.
Comparisons that show that 2 things are the same (equal), not the same or different.
the same: My book and your book are the same.
My book and your book are not the same.
Are my book and your book the same?
the same as: Running is the same as hockey.
Running is not the same as hockey.
Is running the same as hockey?
the same (noun) as: My ball is the same color as your ball.
My ball is not the same color as your ball.
Is my ball the same color as your ball?
the same (noun):
The black horse and the white horse are the same shape.
The black horse and the white horse are not the same shape.
Are the black horse and the white horse the same shape?
Similar, Similar to, like, alike, different & different from.
Similar implies that two things are the same in some ways but different in other ways.
similar: The blue car and the red car are similar.
The blue car and the red car are not similar.
Are the blue car and the red car similar?
similar to: The box is similar to the rectangle.
The box is not similar to the rectangle.
Is the box similar to the rectangle?
like: Ed drives like Steve.
Ed does not drive like Steve.
Does Ed drive like Steve?
alike: Sally and Jane dress alike.
Sally and Jane don't dress alike.
Do Sally and Jane dress alike?
Similar to, like. alike and similar have the same meaning but their sentence patterns are different.
Note: similar to = like A + is + similar to + B.
A + is + like +B
similar = alike A + B + are + similar.
A + B + are + alike.
different: Tennis and ping pong are different
Tennis and ping pong are not different.
Are tennis and ping pong different?
different from: Swimming is different from diving.
Swimming is not different from diving.
Is swimming different from diving?
"But" conveys that "A is the opposite of B."
A comma usually goes before "but".
but: Mike is big, but Hank is small.
The storm was strong, but I was in my house.