As, than and that exercise

July 7, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences.

1. She is taller ……………………………… her sisters.

a) than

b) as

c) either could be used here

2. My hands were as cold ……………………………… ice.

a) as

b) than

c) either could be used here

3. The baby’s eyes are the same color …………………………………. yours.

a) than

b) as

c) that

4. Their relationship was as stormy …………………………………….. had been expected.

a) than

b) as

c) as it

5. He smokes more ………………………………. is good for him.

a) than

b) than it

c) either could be used here

6. Don’t forget to take your ticket ………………………………… last year.

a) as I did

b) as I did it

c) either could be used here

7. Susie is going to join us, …………………………… was agreed last week.

a) as

b) as that

c) as it

8. They sent more food ……………………………… I had ordered.

a) as

b) than

c) than what

Answers

1. She is taller than her sisters.

2. My hands were as cold as ice.

3. The baby’s eyes are the same colour as yours.

4. Their relationship was as stormy as had been expected.

5. He smokes more than is good for him.

6. Don’t forget to take your ticket as I did last year.

7. Susie is going to join us, as was agreed last week.

8. They sent more food than I had ordered.

Notes

Than is used after comparative adjectives and adverbs. As and that are not used after comparatives.

Clauses that have no subject or object pronoun can be introduced by as and than.

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