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Equivalence



The following words or constructions are used to show equivalence (i.e. the same).


 


4. Some common two-syllable adjectives can have either type of formation.

Example

 

ABSOLUTE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
common commoner more common commonest most common
handsome handsomer more handsome handsomest most handsome

 

as ... as   are similar each
as many . .. as equal to either
as much . .. as is like all
the same ... as similar/ly both
similar to   equal/ly alike
the same   compare to/with  

Examples

1. Third-generation computers can do a thousand times as manycalculations as first-generation computers.

2. Microcomputers are as efficient as minicomputers.


3. The term processor is the same ascentral processing unit.

4. The digital computer is likea huge cash register.

5. An analog computer and a car speedometer are similarin that they continuously work out calculations.

6. A microcomputer can sometimes cost as much asa minicomputer.

7. Bothminicomputers and microcomputers can have a memory of 32K bytes.

8. A digital computer can be compared toa large cash register.

9. Allcomputers have the same basic characteristics.

10. The time it takes a computer to solve a problem can equalmonths of work for man.


Examples

1. Computer technology is the fastestgrowing technology in the world today.

2. Digital computer programming is theone most commonlyused in data processing for business.

3. BASIC is probably the least difficultcomputer language to learn.




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