Structure and write expressions 13

Problem 93 Comparative Estimates–Multiple Numbers

much
multiple as many as
Fresh fruit costs twice as much as canned fruit
We have half as many as we need

Incorrect:Bob found a job that paid as much twice as he made working at the library.
Correct :Bob found a job that paid twice as much as he made working at the library

Incorrect:The price was very reasonable; I would gladly have paid three times more than
he asked.
Correct :The price was very reasonable; I would gladly have paid three times as much as he asked.

Incorrect:We didn’t buy the car because they wanted as much twice as it was worth.
Correct : We didn’t buy the car because they wanted twice as much as it was worth.

Problem 94 Comparative Estimates –More Than andLess Than more than number

Steve has more than a thousand coins in his collection
less than number
Andy has less than a dozen coin in his pocket

Incorrect: The main library has more as one million volumes.
Correct : The main library has more than one milion volumes.

Incorrect: A new shopping center on the north side will have five hundred shops
more than.
Correct : A new shopping center on the north side will have more than five hundred shops.

Incorrect: There are most than fifty students in the lab, but only two computers.
Correct : There are more than fifty students in the lab,but only two computers

Problem 95 Comparative Estimates–As Many As

as many as number
We should have as many as five hundred applications

Incorrect:The children can see as much as twenty-five baby animals in the nursery at the zoo.
Correct :The children can see as many as twenty-five baby animals in the nursery at the zoo.

Incorrect:Many as ten planes have sat in line waiting to take off.
Correct :as many as ten planes have sat in line waiting to take off.

Incorrect:State University offers as much as two hundred major fields of study.
Correct :State University offers as many as two hundred major fields of study.

Problem 96 Degrees of Comparison–Comparative Adjectives

more (less) adjective (two + syllables)
adjective –er (one syllable)
adjective –er
(two + syllables
ending in –y) than
An essay test is more difficult than an objective test
An essay test is harder than an objective test
An essay test is easier than an objective

Incorrect: Ellen has been more happy lately than she was when she first came.
Correct : Ellen has been more lately than she was when she first came.

Incorrect: The book for my engineering course are expensive the books for my othercourses.
Correct : The book for my engineering course are more expensive than the books for my other courses.

Incorrect: The climate here is more milder than that of New England.
Correct :The climate here is milder than that of New England.

Problem 97 Degrees of Comparison–Superlative Adjectives

most (least) adjective (two + syllables)
adjective –est (one syllable)
eadjective –est (two + syllables
ending in –er)
An essay test is the most difficult
An essay test is the hardest
An essay test is the trickiest

Incorrect:Of all the candidates, Alex is probably the less qualified.
Correct :Of all the candidates, Alex is probably the qualifiest.

Incorrect:Although there are a number of interesting findings, a most significantresults are in the abstract.
Correct :Although there are a number of interesting findings, the most significant results are in the abstract.

Incorrect:In my opinion, the more beautiful place in Oregon is Mount Hood.
Correct : In my opinion, the most beautiful place in Oregon is Mount Hood

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