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S- meat costs about thirty pence. (3) In one year a teacher haa holidays t hree rimes. (4) Someon~ cal1ed Mr. Rolfe rang up and asked ~or y ou. ('1 ha ve seen him ",any limu out with hts d og. (6) My stomach aches. (7) People of 1imilar ta1 te1 enjoy one another's company. (S) The pl a y we saw wasn't much good (9) He asked me " ot to nlrnhOfi 1111 "I1I/U~ to 1I I1Yo~, tIll . ' ,lI11y go to the seas :~e but this year t hey changed their plans If:il~out Uanll"' anyone. (131 He 1L'1I ~ t iven the oppo, tunily of travelling round the world, ",," my lucky fellow I (1<4) That book was writte n U ,'IJOldjIJtlltr waf youn, .

S it was yesterday, In affirmative sentences th e construc tion as . . • . as is the normal form, bin as . as is frequen tly found . ,. g. That was the happiest day of h is life. He is the oldest man in th e village. I thi nk ' H amlet ' is the most sublim e of Shakespeare's plays. The superlat ive degree ofte n expresses the same thing as the comparati" e but from a d ifferent poin t of view. g, clear, hl/PPY , gooJ. FO R ~ I AT IO X 01' D EGREE OF COMI'AR ISOS ( f rTHE COMPARATIVE DEGREE is formed: (I) By~t o the positive , e,g.

H ) The ape is the anima! neares t to man in appearance. • These word. are IO metimcsf ollouMJ, though ne,-er prece

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