Exercise 70.1: The correct meaning

Do the following sentences have exactly the same meaning as the sentences above them? Answer Yes or No.

Example: Athens is hotter than Rome.
Rome is not as hot as Athens.
Answer: yes.

1. She is an extremely good English teacher.
She teaches English extremely well.

Yes No

2. No car on earth is faster than this one.
This is the fastest car on earth.

Yes No

3. This shelf is too small for these books.
These books are too big for this shelf.

Yes No

4. This shelf is too small for these books.
This shelf is not small enough for these books.

Yes No

5. The Portuguese team is a little faster than the Spanish.
The Spanish team is not as slow as the Portuguese team.

Yes No

6. She hardly had time to finish.
She almost didn't have time to finish.

Yes No

7. This car is the cheapest you can get.
This car costs more than the others.

Yes No

8. John and Maria are exactly the same. They are both intelligent.
John is as intelligent as Maria.

Yes No

9. It rains much more in Kenya than it does in Somalia.
It doesn't rain in Somalia.

Yes No

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