For example, He is as smart as his father. He is as clever as his father. It is not as desperate as it was ten years ago. She is not so desperate as she was ten years ago. 5. Make up as many sentences as possible. Make as many offers. Example: These shoes are not so expensive as those sandals. 6. Make up your own sentences with the word combinations. Make sentences with the following phrases. 7. Ask further questions. Give negative answers. Ask further questions. Allow negative answers.