ADJ as n
Other related patterns
the ADJ as n
The adjective follows the determiner the. Only one adjective, same, has this pattern.
Is pop music the same as rock music?
'His thoughts were exactly the same as mine,' Stanley said.
The preposition as is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Providing the money is not the same as agreeing to participate in a project.
Being a loner is not the same as being lonely or shy.
Particularly in spoken English, the pattern ADJ as n is sometimes used instead of the ADJ as n.
'What will you have?' she asked, pouring herself a tonic water. 'Same as you.'
As is also sometimes followed by a finite clause or by a prepositional phrase.
The method of application will be essentially the same as in previous Government share sales.
The season precinct pass for 2016 cost the same as it did in 2015.
His strengths as a manager are the same as they were as a player.
I've just had my hair cut off and now it's the same as when I was 17.