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Pattern Practice -2: “as much as a million dollars ...”



[a] “as + much/many + as + N (amount)

“Larry earned as much as a million dollars a year selling real estate.”


[b] “as + long/big/...etc + as + N (amount)

[‘long’ is often used instead of ‘much’ or ‘many’ when referring to a period of time, and other words that refer to distances or areas or amounts or rates can also be used.]

“Elephants can live as long as ninety years.”

“In that part of the country, farms can be
as big as ten thousand hectares.”





Part 1: Use the words to make sentences with pattern [a]

(1) those days / teachers / fifty students /class


(2) traffic / heavy / take / two hours / drive / city


(3) government / announced / cost / billion dollars / repair / storm damage


(4) fifty thousand soldiers / killed / battle


(5) water level / expected / rise / fifty centimeters / the night




Part 2: Use the words to make sentences with pattern [b]


(1) short distances / leopards / run / fast / seventy miles an hour


(2) it / take / long / fifteen years / disease / develop


(3) good coffee machine /expensive / two thousand dollars


(4) human-like creatures / first appeared / earth/ long / million years ago


(5) part / world / hot / fifty degrees Celsius

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