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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106634: As/ However /No matter + adjective
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    As/ However /No matter + adjective





    1)  AS ( conjunction )   ADJECTIVE + AS + SUBJECT + VERB  ADJ. + AS + SUBJECT + VERB    = although

    ex :  Angry as he was, he couldn't help smiling. = Angry though he was, he couldn't help smiling ...

    - First, let's insist on the fact that  'as+ adjective + as + subject + verb' is a mistake in British English.  Except for comparisons, the first 'as' must be  suppressed.

    Indeed, British people say : He is as tall as you are. but : Tall as you are, you are still shorter than he is.

    This form is undoubtedly extremely frequent in English-speaking countries. Many other forms are equivalent and are used in a great variety of situations and contexts :

    ex : Surprising though it may seem, he came alone and stayed alone ...

    ex :  Although she was nice, she sometimes lost her temper ... 

    ex : She continued her work till the end, even though she was very tired.



    2)  HOWEVER (= adverb)  : HOWEVER + ADJECTIVE + SUBJECT + VERB = HOWEVER +ADJ. + SUBJECT + VERB   = degree, amount.

    ex : However hungry I am, I 'm never able to finish a whole pizza.

    ex : However polite he's said to be, he cursed at me for five minutes ! 


    3)  NO MATTER ... :  NO MATTER HOW + ADJ. + SUBJECT + VERB = NO MATTER HOW + ADJECTIVE + SUBJECT + VERB   = something is true, whatever the situation....

    a) +  adjective : = No matter how + adjective + subject + verb.

    ex : No matter how nice she was, she sometimes lost her temper.

    ex : He can't lose weight', no matter how hard he tries.

                                                  NO MATTER HOW + adjective + subject + verb   HOWEVER + adjective + subject + verb    =   ADJECTIVE + AS + subject +verb

    b) No matter may be followed by ‘What, when, why, who, whose, where, if, etc.  with the same meaning as 'it doesn't matter', 'it's not very important' ...

    ex : No matter what road you take, you'll get there in no time !

    ex : Taking a car will be quicker than walking there, no matter whose car you'll borrow ...



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    1. to resist the delicious chocolates you brought me, I have already finished them ...

    2. You won't be given my permission to go out so late, you insist,

    3. , the price was half what I expected it to be !

    4. I won't help you, this exercise seems to you...You'll have to make an effort !

    5. , you have bought her the best birthday present !

    6. If he doesn't work, he won't succeed, he is, ....

    7. I won't give you his phone number, you insist and repeat your request !

    8. you may feel, I ask you to stay awake and be careful ...

    9. , he is the star in that film!

    10. I won't yield to your whims and wishes you are ....

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