I am wondering about the use of as...as when I put adverb and adjective together. My aim is to write that in the past , weather was so hot and so it is now with similar extent of the past.

It's as much hot as before.

It's hot as much as before.

It's much as hot as before.

which is right in grammar?


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We never speak of it being much hot—the ordinary intensive is very hot—so none of these is idiomatic.

And we do not use very in comparisons: there are no degrees of very, no less very or more very.

You may say something like It is as extremely hot as before, but this is an awkward and unnatural way of putting it. We would more likely say It is extremely hot, just as hot as it was before.

  • thanks for your answer and I'm asking one additional question. then is it right to say 'it is extremely hot, as much as it was before' or 'it is hot as extremely as it was before'?
    – JBL
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 3:32
  • @JBL W e l l . . . they're not "incorrect", but I can't imagine anybody saying them. Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 10:51

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