as ... as
as ... as
When you are comparing one person or thing to another, you can use as followed by an adjective or adverb followed by another as.
After these expressions, you can use either a noun phrase and a verb, or a noun phrase on its own.
If you use a personal pronoun on its own, it must be an object pronoun such as me or him. However, if the personal pronoun is followed by a verb, you must use a subject pronoun such as I or he.
You can put words and expressions such as almost, just, and at least in front of as ... as structures.
You can use as ... as structures in negative sentences.
So is sometimes used instead of the first as, but this use is not common.
You can use expressions such as twice, three times, or half in front of as ... as structures. You do this when you are indicating the size or extent of something by comparing it to something else.
If it is quite clear what you are comparing someone or something to, you can omit the second as and the following noun phrase or clause.