Structure and Written Expressions 12

Problem 85 Adjective with Verbs of the Senses

feel; look; smell; sound; taste
S V (senses) adjective
I felt bad about the mistake

Incorrect: Too meal tasted well.
Correct : Too meal tasted good.

Incorrect: The music sounds sweetly and soothing.
Correct : The music sounds sweet and soothing.

Incorrect: When he complained that the food tasted badly, the waiter took it back to the kitchen and brought him something else.
Correct : When he complained that the food tasted bad, the waiter took it back to the kitchen and brought him something else.

Problem 86 Exact Similarity–the Same as and the Same

noun the same as noun
This coat is the same as that one

noun noun the same
This coat and that one are the same

noun (plural) the same
These coats are the same

Incorrect: Is your book the same to mine?
Correct :Is your book the same as mine ?
or
Are your book and mine the same?

Incorrect: Are this picture and the one on your desk same?
Correct :Are this picture and the one on your desk the same ?
or
Is this picture the same as on your desk?

Incorrect: The teacher gave Martha a failing grade on her composition because it was the same a composition he had already read.
Correct : The teacher gave Martha a failing grade on her composition because it was the same as composition he had already read.
or
Correct : The teacher gave Martha a failing grade on her composition because it and a composition he had already read were the same.

Problem 87 General Similarity–Similar to and Similar

noun similar to noun
This coat is similar to that one
noun noun similar
This coat and that one are similar
noun (plural) similar
These coats are similar

Incorrect: Cliff’s glasses are similar like yours, but his cost a lot less.
Correct : Cliff’s glasses are similar to yours, but his cost a lot less.
or
Cliff’s glasses and yours are similar, but his cost a lot less.

Incorrect: That joke is similar as a joke that I heard.
Correct : That joke is similar to a joke that I heard.
Or
That joke and a joke that I heard are similar

Incorrect: All of the other departments are similar this one.
Correct : All of the other departments are similar to this one .
or
All of the other departments and this one are similar.

Problem 88 General Similarity–Like and Alike

noun like noun
This coat is like that one
noun noun alike
This coat and that one are alike
noun (plural) alike
These coats are alike.

Incorrect: Your recipe for chicken is like to a recipe that my mother has.
Correct: Your recipe for chicken is like a receipe that my mother has. or
Your recipe for chicken and a recipe that my mother has are alike.

Incorrect: I want to buy some shoes same like the ones I have on.
Correct : I want to buy some shoes like the ones I have on.
or
The shoes I want to buy and the shoes I have on are alike.

Incorrect: Anthony and his brother don’t look like.
Correct : Anthony doesn’t look like his brother.
or
Anthony and his brother don’t look alike.

Problem 89 Specific Similarity–Quality Nouns

noun V the same noun (quality) as noun
She is the same age as John

Incorrect: The gold chain that Edith saw is same weight as yours.
Correct : The gold chain that Edith saw is the same weight as yours.

Incorrect: Please cut my hair the same length like the style in this magazine.
Correct : Lease cut my hair the same length as the style in this magazine.

Incorrect: Is this thread the same color the cloth?
Correct : Is this thread the same color as the cloth?

Problem 90 Specific Similarity–Quality Adjectives

noun V as adjective (quality) as noun
She is as old as John

Incorrect: He is not as tall like his brother.
Correct : He is not as tall as his brother.

Incorrect: The meat at the supermarket is not as expensive than the meat at a butcher shop.
Correct : The meat at the supermarket is not as expensive as the meat at a butcher shop.

Incorrect: College Station is not as big Austin.
Correct : College Station is not as big as Austin.

Problem 91 General Difference –Different from and Different

noun different from noun
This coat is different from that one
noun noun different
This coat and that one are different
noun (plural) different
These coats are different

Incorrect: Long distance telephone rates for daytime hours are different than rates for nighttime hours.
Correct :Long distance telephone rates for daytime hours are different from rates for nighttime hours.
or
Long distance telephone rates for daytime hours and rates for nighttime hours are different.

Incorrect: A nursery school is different a day care center.
Correct : A nursery school is different from a day care center.
or
A nursery school and a day care center are different.

Incorrect: The tour packages that we offer are different than most tours.
Correct : The tour packages that we offer are different from most tours.
or
The tour packages that we offer and most tours are different.

Problem 92 General Difference –to Differ from

DIFFER from
This one differs from the rest

Incorrect: The campus at State University different from that of City College.
Correct :The campus at State University differs from that of City College.
Or
The campus at State University different from that of City College.
Incorrect: Jayne’s apartment is very differs from Bill’s even though they are in the same building.

Correct :Jayne’s apartment is very different from Bill’s even though they are in the same building.
or
Jayne’s apartment differs from Bill’s even though they are in the
same building.

Incorrect: Customs differ one region of the country to another.
Correct :Customs differs from one region of the country to another.
or
Customs are different from one region of the country to another.

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