No "noun comparisons" in the Comparisons Reference
In this page, Comparisons there is only comparative adjectives and nothing for nouns and verbs. If this information is anywhere else on this site, I couldn't find it. Maybe this could be added to the current Comparatives reference page?
For example, comparisons using nouns:
usage: tanto(-a,-os,-as) + noun + como
- Tanto las naranjas como las bananas se venden en la sección de frutas y verduras
- As many oranges as bananas are sold in the fruit and vegetable section.
- Juan tiene tanto dinero como Carlos.
- Juan has as much money as Carlos.
Comparisons of actions (not things) when there is no adjective, you can use:
verb + tanto + como
- Sus empleados trabajan tanto como mis empleados.
- You employees work as much as my employees.
If there is an adjective when comparing actions, use verb + tan + adjective (masculine form) + como
- Sus empleados trabajan tan duro como mis empleados.
- Your employees work as hard as my employees.
Hopefully this is useful to someone.
Hi JackOBrien I´ve just had another look at your example - should it not be Tantas las naranjas como las bananas? If not I´ve missed the whole learning point taken from the site gfreed posted. Please advise. Thanks
tan...adverb...used with other adverbs and adjectives
tanto...adjective....use with nouns
Yes, I have looked for something similar to this as well as I have done comparisons in class but not fully understood it as all our instruction is in Spanish. Thanks
Very useful to me! As a point of grammar, I had never considered that one might speak grammatically of comparisons when speaking of nouns and/or verbs. Very interesting. Thank you.