A. Not as … as
Supaya lebih jelas mengenai penggunaan determiner"not as … as" mari kita pelajari cara penggunaannya dengan memperhatikan beberapa contoh-contoh kalimat di bawah ini:
FACT: Mrs. Nina is 93 years old and Mr. Jack is 98 years old.
Berdasarkan fakta pada kalimat di atas, maka dapat disimpulkan:
Mrs. Nina is old but she is not as old as Mr. Jack. (Arti: Ibu Nina tua tetapi dia tidak setua Bapak Jack)
Supaya lebih jelas, silahkan perhatikan contoh kalimat di bawah ini:
Box A is not as big as box B. = box B is bigger
(Arti: kotak A tidak seberat kotak B)
Rome is not as old as Athens. = Athens is older
(Arti: Kota Roma tidak setua kota Athena)
The Grand Hotel is not as expensive as the Europa. = The Europa is more expensive
(Arti: Grand Hotel tidak semahal Hotel Europa)
I do notplay tennis as often as you. = you play more often
(Arti: Saya Tidak bermain tennis sesering kamu)
The weather is better than it was yesterday. It is not as cold. = as cold as it was yesterday
(Arti: Cuacanya lebih bagus daripada cuaca kemarin. Cuaca yang sekarang tidak sedingin kemarin)
B. Not as much as … / Not as many as …
I have notgot as much money as you. = you have got more money
(Arti: Saya belum mendapat uang sebanyak kamu)
I do notknow as many people as you. = you know more people
(Arti: Saya tidak kenal orang sebanyak kamu)
I do notgo out as much as you. = you go out more
(Arti: Saya tidak bepergian sebanyak kamu)
C. Bandingkan Penggunaan "Not as … as" dan "Than"
· Rome is not as old as Athens.
Athens is older than Rome. (BUKAN"older as Rome")
· Tennis is not as popular as football.
Football is more popular than tennis.
· I did not go out as much asyou
You go out more than me.
D. Kita bisa menggunakan: as me/ as him / as her, etc.
She is not as old as him. = She is not as old as he is.
You don’t work as hard as me. = You don’t work as hard as I do.
E. Kita bisa menggunakan: the same as
The weather today is the same as yesterday. (Arti: Cuaca hari ini sama seperti kemarin)
My hair is the same color as yours. (Arti: Rambutku berwarna sama dengan rambutmu)
I arrived at the same time as Timmy. (Arti: Saya tidak pada waktu yang sama seperti Timmy)
Sekian mengenai contoh dan penjelasan cara menggunakan determiner "not as … as". Semoga bermanfaat bagi anda untuk belajar Bahasa Inggris. Jika ada pertanyaan silahkan tinggalkan pesan di kolom komentar. Terima kasih.