Multiple Number Comparatives dan Double Comparatives: Aturan Penulisan dan Contoh Kalimatnya

Multiple Number Comparatives dan Double Comparatives: Aturan Penulisan dan Contoh Kalimatnya

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Seperti yang kalian ketahui, dalam bahasa Inggris terdapat yang namanya comparison. Comparison mengindikasikan tingkat perbandingan dengan adjectives dan adverbs baik perbandingan setara maupun tidak setara.

Baca juga: Jasa Penerjemah Tersumpah

Baca juga: Kursus Bahasa Inggris Basic, TOEFL 600+ IELTS 8.5

Selain itu dalam comparatives juga terdapat yang namanya, multiple number comparatives.

Multiple number comparatives

Multiple number comparatives artinya dalam kalimat perbandingan itu terdapat kata berupa half, twice, three times, four times, dan lain sebagainya.

Perhatikan aturan penulisan berikut ini:

Subject + verb + number multiple + as + [as/many] + (noun) + as + [noun/pronoun]

Contoh kalimat:

  • This encyclopedia costs twice as much as the other one.
  • At the clambake last week, Fred ate three times as many oysters as Barney.
  • Jerome has half as many records now as I had last year.

Baca juga: Adverbials at The Beginning of a Sentence: Aturan Penulisan dan Contoh Kalimatnya

Double Comparatives

Di samping itu, ada juga yang dinamakan double comparatives. Double comparatives artinya, dalam kalimat tersebut diawali dengan kalimat comparative lalu di klausa selanjutnya juga menggunakan kalimat comparative.

Aturan penulisan:

The + comparative + subject + verb + the + comparative + subject + verb

Contoh kalimat:

  • The hotter it is, the more miserable I feel.
  • The higher we flew, the worse Edna felt.
  • The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
  • The sooner you take your medicine, the better you will feel.
  • The sooner you leave, the earlier you will arrive at your destination

Perhatikan aturan penulisan berikut ini untuk perbandingan yang menggunakan more.

Aturan penulisan:

The more + subject + verb + the + comparative + subject + verb

Contoh kalimat:

  • The more you study, the smarter you will become.
  • The more he rowed the boat, the farther away he got.
  • The more he slept, the more irritable he became.

Baca juga: Collocations: Pengertian, Jenis, dan Contoh Kalimatnya

Reference:

Pyle, M. A., & Page, M. E. (1995). Cliffs TOEFL Preparation Guide. USA: Cliffs Notes Inc.

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