· He is as active as his brother. (Both are equally active)
· He is as simple as his sister. (Both are simple)
· Kolkata is as hotter as
- As bold as brass. As brave as Lion.
- As blind as bat. As brittle as glass.
- As bright as day. As bitter as gall.
- As cheerful as a lark. As black as a pitch.
- As busy as a bee. As clear as crystal.
- As deaf as a post. As cunning as a fox.
- As fat as a whale. As dry as dust.
- As fickle as a weather cock. As dump as a statue.
- As firm as a rock. As fresh as daisy.
- As grave as a judge. As quick as light/ quick silver.
- As sharp as a razor. As silly as a goose.
- As soft as butter. As still as statue.
- As true as steel. As wise as Soloman/ as an owl.
- As white as snow. As innocent as dove.
- As loud as a thunder. As hungry as a hawk.
- As like as two peas. As pale as death.
- As light as feather. As obstinate as a mule.
- As heavy as lead. As lively as a cricket.
- As poor as a church mouse. As red as a rose.
- As fierce as a tiger. As free as the air.
- As good as gold. As proud as a peacock.
- As regular as clock. As silent as velvet.
- As sour as vinegar. As straight as an arrow.
- As stupid as a donkey. As timid as a hare.
- As sure as death. As certain as death./ two plus two equals four.
This is but a traditional small list of adjectives and nouns which are compared using the as+adj.+as+noun constructin. But one can make hundreds of such phrases changing the qualitative adjectives and the nouns. All these depend on the speakers/writers and their view points.
Similarly, the negative construction is also used to show two dissimilar things or persons.
Not+As+Adjective+AS+Noun. (Dissimilarity is shown)
· He is not as active as his brother.
· Bangaluru is not as hot as Kolkata in the summer.