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Unformatted text preview: Expression of Equality Expression of Equality #52 Expression of Equality Expression of Equality • Use when saying two things are equal in comparison Formula Formula • When comparing something that cannot be counted, you use: • tan + adjective (must agree with noun) + como • For example: She is as nice as he. – You cannot count nice, therefore that is an adjective. You must make the adjective, nice, agree with the noun, she. • Ella es tan simpática como él. More examples More examples • The girls are as athletic as the boys. – You cannot count athletic, so we must use tan. You must make athletic agree with girls. • Las chicas son tan atléticas como los chicos. • He is as tall as she. – You cannot count tall. Use tan. • Él es tan alto como ella. New formula New formula • When you compare items that can be counted • (nouns), you use another formula. Tanto(a) + noun + como – Tanto must agree with the noun that you’re counting • For example: He has as many books as she. – You can count the number of books that they have, so you use the tanto formula. • Él tiene tantos libros como ella. More examples of tanto(a) More examples of tanto(a) • They have as many classes as we do. – You can count the number of classes. • Ellos tienen tantas clases como nosotros. • • She plays as many sports as he does. Ella juega tantos deportes como él. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SPAN 103 taught by Professor Dr.lopez during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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