Cap3-Making comparisons

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Making comparisons Making comparisons In this slide show, we’ll look at ways of expressing differences and similarities.
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Three cases Three cases Look at these three sentences: Fred is as tall as John. Fred is taller than Bob. Fred is the tallest in class. The first sentence describes a state of equality between two people. The second and third sentences describe the differences between one person and another (or others).
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Equality Equality Fred is as tall as Frank. When we say that two people (or places, or objects, etc.) are the same, we use as… as in English. How do we do this in Spanish?
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Equality Equality Paco es tan alto como Luis. Marta es tan alta como Ana. In Spanish, we use the words tan… como to express equality. In between these words, we insert an adjective or an adverb . Note that the adjective changes to agree with the first person (Paco/alto, Marta/alta) that we talk about.
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Let’s practice! Let’s practice! Paco es rico. José es rico también (also). Paco es ___ ____ ___ José.
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¡Muy bien! Paco es tan rico como José. Beti es guapa. Juana es guapa también. Beti es ___ ____ ____ Juana.
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Otro m Otro m ás ás Beti es tan guapa como Juana. Roberto es gordo. Tomás es gordo. Diego es gordo. Roberto y Tomás son ___ ___ ___ Diego.
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¡Muy bien! Roberto y Tomás son tan gordos como Diego. (We are comparing one group of two people with one person.) Did you remember to make gordos plural to agree with the plural subject (Roberto y Tomás)?
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Inequality How about this idea? I’m not as tall as my
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