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    Vocabulary: similarities and differences

    Learning always starts with observing and imitating. Sometimes  - quite often - observing leads to comparing (which must avoid any judgement).  This vocabulary of resemblance and difference is going to be studied in this lesson.









     Resemblance/ likeness 

     To see a resemblance between        
     To resemble sb/ sg To be like sb/ stg 
     To be alike  To be the same
     A similarity Similar to
     Identity Identical to
     An analogyAnalogous
     Equal/ equality/ To equal                               Equally
     Indistinguishable from To be reminiscent of 





    - They're like two peas in a pod

    - It's the same book! 

    - It's the same as that one!

    - A and B are equal

    - A is equal to B.

    - I can't tell one from the other

    - Summer and winter alike



     The contrast between  in contrast to 
     To contrast sg with sg else             contrasting
     opposite as opposed to  
     the opposite of  dissimilar 
     Rival/ a rival unrivalled/ unparalleled                       




    - They have nothing in common!

    - He can't hold a candle to her.



     A comparison  

     to make a comparison between 

     to draw a comparison between

     In comparison with                          compared with/ compared to            
     As ... as as big/ as good as 

     Not as big as/

     Not as good as... 

     more interesting than

     smaller than

     The most intelligent (of all)   the more interesting of the two
     Less intelligent than  not as far as/ as small as 
     The least the least intelligent of all

     Far/ farther/ further/

     The farthest/ the furthest

     the less interesting of the two



    There you are! This lesson is neither long, nor difficult... I'm sure you'll pass the test with Flying Colours. Go for it! 


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