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Comparisons

Clues to meanings of unfamiliar words or phrases are sometimes found in the context of a comparison. When the information given in the comparison is familiar to you, your common sense will guide your understanding. (However, when the information is also unfamiliar, you will need to use other resources such as a dictionary, an instructor or friend, or continued reading.) A comparison will usually, though not always, be introduced by a signal word or phrase.

Signals that alert you to a comparison include as, as ______________ as, like, just as, and similar to. Can you think of any others? Examine the following example.


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