Hello again !
How does the following sentenses sound ? Could you tell me which sounds more natural ?
Japan’s population is half as large as that of the United States.
Japan has half as large population as that of the United Statues.
She has cars twice as many as I do.
She has twice as many cars as I do.
How do the following sentences sound?
In the first set, sentence 1 is correct but sentence 2 is incorrect.
In the second set, sentence 1 is incorrect but sentence 2 is correct.
Thanks for correcting my mistake ! It’s very helpful to know the mistakes I made to improve my English skills.
Can I just ask one more question ? How about if I changed the sentense 2 of the first set as:
Japan has population half as large as the United States (does).
I suppose this isn’t right, either…
You still made a spelling mistake with ‘sentence’.
No. You could say:
Japan has a population which is half as large as that of the United States
but that is very long-winded. It is much simpler to say
Japan’s population is half that of the United States.
Yes I always do that. I’ll be extra careful with “sentence”.
as … as concept is quite difficult. I suppose I should just memorize without thinking too much.