why autant que when "chante" is a verb?

JohnC1Kwiziq community member

why autant que when "chante" is a verb?

Why is "autant que" use with the verb action of "chante," when "aussi que" is used with the verb action of "nage" in a different example?  Both are verbs.
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Ah, I see! The rule is: use aussi with adjectives and adverbs and autant with verbs.

Je chante aussi bien que ma tante. -- I sing as well as my aunt.
Je chante autant que ma tante. -- I sing as much as my aunt.

In the first sentence the focus is on how well I sing in comparison to my aunt. The second sentence is about how much I sing. Same in your second example:

Oui, elle nage autant que Laure.  -- Yes, she swims as much as Laure.
Oui, elle nage aussi vite que Laure. -- Yes, she swims as fast as Laure.

I hope this helps a bit.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Please post the two sentences under question.
JohnC1Kwiziq community member

Je chante aussi bien que ma tante

Ils voyagent autant que nous. (Different example)

JohnC1Kwiziq community member

And here is « nage » example I keep getting wrong on test because I think it should be aussi:

Oui, elle nage autant que Laure. Mireille swims a lot. -Yes, she swims as much as Laure.nage autant que
JohnC1Kwiziq community member
That helps!  Thanks Chris!

why autant que when "chante" is a verb?

Why is "autant que" use with the verb action of "chante," when "aussi que" is used with the verb action of "nage" in a different example?  Both are verbs.

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