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I am curious about the accuracy of the questions about "as .. as".

Examples;

Who are you as happy as? (I am as happy as you)

Who do you go to school as often as? (I go to school as often as you) or (as often as you do)

What is it based on the same structure as? (It is based on the same structure as X)

What do you earn as much money as I do? (I earn as much money as you earn) or (as much money as you can't imagine) etc.

Are these questions grammatical?

I think that the first two questions are correct but the other two questions are not correct.

They sound strange to me. What about your thoughts? Could you explain what the reason of your answer is? Thank you.

  • The first three are understandable, the fourth is not. – Michael Harvey Jun 26 '18 at 19:00
  • @MichaelHarvey when it comes to intelligibility, everything gets out of English :) I need grammatical accuracy. When I read all of them, I can understand what they intend to mean, but it is not important. The case is which ones are grammatically correct? – Jawel Jun 26 '18 at 19:04
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    The first three are grammatical, the last definitely not. What is it intended to mean? – Michael Harvey Jun 26 '18 at 19:18
  • Maybe they are grammatical; maybe they are understandable. They all sound awkward to me. It's a rather odd usage of as .. as; for example, on #2, I'd expect something more along the lines of: Who goes to school as often as you? – J.R. Jun 26 '18 at 20:39
  • Who do you want to be as rich as, @J.R.? This is a very common pattern. He's always saying he wants to be the fastest man on the planet. Tell your uncle who you want to be as fast as someday. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 27 '18 at 9:27
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I am as happy as you. Who am I as happy as?

It is based on the same structure as DNA. What is it based on the same structure as?

I earn as much money as you. Who do I earn as much money as?

You simply flip the sentence from the declarative to the interrogative, and use the appropriate interrogative pronoun.

I cannot imagine the declarative that produced your last interrogative, unless you meant to omit "money".

I earn as much of it as you (do). What do I earn as much of as you (do)?

Praise? Money? Respect?

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