1 cheaper than, 2 as high as, 3 fewer than, 4 as tall as, 5 more dangerous than, 6 as difficult as / so difficult as, 7 as old as
In sentence 2.
1 large ones, 2 new one, 3 red, 4 bigger / larger one, 5 frozen one, 6 tinned ones, 7 green ones 8 dangerous (one)
1 little, 2 little, 3 few, 4 a little, 5 little, 6 a few, 7 a little, 8 few, 9 little, 10 little
1 the British; a Briton / Brit / British person / British man; many Britons / Brits / British people; Britons, Brits, British people
2 the Dutch; two Dutchmen / Dutch persons; French people
3 a Swiss; most Swiss
4 a Chinese; the Japanese; two Portuguese
5 an Irish woman / Irishwoman; a French woman / Frenchwoman; a British woman
6 the unemployed; most unemployed people; a / one thousand unemployed people / persons
7 the rich; the poor; a disabled person; a blind person
8 the curious thing was that …; the most important thing is that …
9 the Amsterdam canals; the London shops / stores; the Berlin wall
10 gold watches; a woollen sweater; a wooden cross; a golden handshake
1 The higher we climbed / were climbing the colder it got / was getting / became / was becoming.
2 They had little hope that there were survivors.
3 It is getting / becoming more and more difficult / increasingly difficult to find skilled staff / personnel.
4 The premium of my third-party insurance is as high as last year.
5 Because of / On account of / Owing to / Due to the bad weather there were few tourists.
6 The sooner you decide, the better (it is).
7 Most Chinese in the Netherlands work in the catering industry.
8 This building is not suitable / fit for disabled people.
9 The most important thing / The main thing is that we try to prevent such accidents.
10 The more tired I got / became / was getting / was becoming, the more mistakes I made.
11 The investment climate in this country is becoming / getting increasingly
unfavourable / more and more unfavourable.
12 This year there are not so many / not as many asylum seekers as last year.
13 He had little money.
14 The conversation gave me a contented / satisfied feeling.
15 On the world market oil is getting / becoming more and more expensive / increasingly expensive.
16 The scared / frightened woman did not dare to call / phone the police. / dared not call …
17 The pupil / student made / was making little progress.
18 Do you know how many Britons / Brits / British people work in the Netherlands?
19 Of the summer months August was the hottest (one). / August was the hottest of the … / August was the hottest summer month.
20 The weather became / got / was becoming / was getting worse and worse / increasingly bad.
21 The longer we wait / are waiting, the more difficult / the harder it is / will be to make a decision.
22 He is married to an English woman / Englishwoman.
23 Irish people like / love folk music.
24 The doctors have done / did everything possible to save the patient, but it was in vain.
25 The medicines were very expensive and the worst thing is that they did not work.
26 Tomorrow my grandparents celebrate/will celebrate/will be celebrating their golden wedding (anniversary).
27 The best thing is to start immediately / at once.
28 Would you like white bread or brown?
29 A small car is more economical than a big one.
30 Only a few students passed the test.
1 than the old one: Than is used after a comparative.
2 increasingly difficult: the English equivalent of steeds / hoe langer hoe + vergrotende trap is increasingly + adjective or more and more.
3 the sick child: Before a noun you don’t use ill but sick.
6 The longer … the worse …: the English equivalent of hoe + vergrotende trap … hoe + vergrotende trap = the + comparative … the + comparative.
7 Irishmen / Irish persons: When a or a number is used before adjectives of nationality ending in -sh or -ch, the words man / woman or person are added.
8 gold bracelet: Gold is used in a literal sense: made of gold. Golden is used in a figurative sense.
9 higher than: Than is used after a comparative; ‘then’ refers to time.
10 many Dutchmen / Dutch people / persons: When a limited group of inhabitants is mentioned, we can use Frenchmen, Dutchmen etc. A gender-free possibility is using adjective + people.
11 I have little time: When ‘little’ has a negative meaning (= weinig), we use ‘little’ without ‘a’.
13 golden age: Gold is used in a literal sense: made of gold. Golden is used in a figurative sense.
14 Britons, Brits, British persons: an inhabitant of Britain is a Briton, a Brit or a British person.
15 brown bread or white: One cannot be used to replace an uncountable noun like ‘bread’, wine.
1 the, 2 more, 3 than, 4 as … as