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Simon isn’t as tall as his brother.
I don’t play football as much as I used to.
I can’t run as fast as you.
We all need regular exercise, but a healthy diet is just as important.
A house in London costs twice as much as a similar house in Liverpool.
Barbara’s suggestion was almost exactly the same as mine.
Van Dyck was regarded as the greatest painter of his time.
The result of the vote is being seen as a personal victory for the Prime Minister.
Madeira is described as having the best climate in the world.
As we were sitting down to dinner, the phone rang.
We got to the check-in desk just as they were about to close.
There were twice as many visitors as usual last weekend.
Our aim is to collect as much information as possible.
The damage wasn’t quite as bad as expected.
As for the children, they were happy enough to spend all day on the beach.
As for the festival itself, it is a joyful celebration of the traditions of this great city.
It looks as if it’s going to rain.
Jack smiled as though he was enjoying a private joke.
The house was in such a mess – it looked as though a bomb had dropped on it.
‘Don’t get lost or anything, will you?’ ‘As if I would – I’m not stupid.’
Why was he worrying about the interview? – As if it mattered anyway!
Frank is a fine athlete, as was his father before him.
I travel to London every day, as do most of the people who live in this village.
He was expecting to have completed his training by now. As it is, he’s only halfway through it.
They said the repairs would cost around £20,000, but, as it turns out, the final bill will be twice that amount.
Mandela became, as it were, the father of the nation.
As of 6th April 1999, all gifts to charities will be free of tax.
As from today, the bank will be open for business from 9.30 am.
I can’t understand why he disapproves of me. It’s not as if I’ve done anything wrong.
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