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2. He does not sing as good as she is doing.
3. He does not sing as good as she.
Hello Grammar Teacher/Teachers,
What are the differences of grammar among the sentences ?
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None of them are good. Try these:
1. He does not sing as well as she does. -- The comparison applies at any time.
2. He does not sing as well as she is doing.-- The comparison is to her singing now.
3. He does not sing as well as she. -- Same as #1
Am I right thinking that there is a double meaning in such sentences?
1) He doesn't sing as well as she. -- He sings worse than she.
2) He doesn't sing as well as she. -- Neither he nor she sings.
Or am I a bit confused with "as well as"?..
There are plenty of ambiguities in any language if you look hard, Ruslana. That's why it must always be considered in context.
I think you may be thinking of it like this: He doesn't sing; nor does she. Could that be it?
MM, I know there are lots of ambiguities in any language. I just wanted to make sure it was not my fantasy but indeed an ambiguity. Thanks!
I would like to thank you for your advice. I am glad of accepting ' as well as ' but am ignorance of its form and meaning.
Could you tell me what form (adjective or ? ) and meaning the word ' well ' is ?
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As well as has two common meanings with unrelated structures:
1-- in as good a manner as: I can swim as well as Kosuke Kitajima. Thisis an equal comparative structure, with well an adverb.
2-- in addition to: I can swim as well as dive. This is an idiomatic phrasal preposition.
Anonymous:Can't it also be "He does not sign as well as her"?
Can you explain why or why not? I've been looking for the rule all day. Thanks!
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