Common mistake Comparison with 'the same ... as'

Using 'the same ... as'

One common mistake people often make in English is using incorrect sentence structures when making comparisons. One such mistake is the incorrect usage of 'the same ... as'.

'The same ... as' is a phrase used to compare two or more things that are identical or equal in some way.

Let's take a look at some examples to understand this better:

  • Incorrect: John's car is the same like Mary's car.
  • Correct: John's car is the same as Mary's car.

In the incorrect example, 'like' is used instead of 'as' after 'the same'. To make a correct comparison, we need to use 'as' to show the association between two things that are identical.

Here's another example:

  • Incorrect: This pizza tastes the same than the one I had yesterday.
  • Correct: This pizza tastes the same as the one I had yesterday.

In this example, 'the same than' is incorrect. We should use 'the same as' to compare the taste of two pizzas.

Understanding the correct usage of 'the same ... as' is essential for clear and accurate communication in English.

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Comparison with 'the same ... as' mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    This is not the same thing than his.

    This is not the same thing as his.

  • Incorrect:
    Your idea is the same like his.

    Your idea is the same as his.

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