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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.
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.
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