Sentence Transformation: not as


This type of vinyl is no substitute for leather.

If I rewrite the given sentence as

This type of vinyl is not as good substitution as leather.

would it be correct?


Posted 2015-11-04T03:46:44.947

Reputation: 849

Not exactly. You would say, "This type of vinyl is not a good substitute for leather." Hope this helps! – KittyConsultant – 2015-11-04T13:09:43.787



It wasn't exactly clear what you were supposed to do with the "given sentence", but from the subject line

Sentence Transformation: not as …as

a deduction might be made that you needed to transform

"This type of vinyl is no substitute for leather."

using the "not as... as" structure. If so, then the resulting sentence might be

"This type of vinyl is not as good as leather."

There is no need to retain the word "substitution".

Victor Bazarov

Posted 2015-11-04T03:46:44.947

Reputation: 8 285


*This type of vinyl is not as good substitution as leather. (ungrammatical)

This sentence is very nearly correct. One small change we would want to make is to use the word substitute instead of substitution. The noun substitute normally refers to the thing being substituted, but the noun substitution normally refers to the action of substituting. So if a manager changes one of the players in their team during a match and it works well we can say That was a good substitution meaning it was a good idea to change the players.


If the Original Poster wants to say that vinyl is not as good as leather, then we need to leave out the word substitute, because leather it not a substitute for leather! We could say:

  • Vinyl is not as good a material as leather.

In this construction we need an indefinite article between the adverb-adjective combination as good and the noun material.

Araucaria - Not here any more.

Posted 2015-11-04T03:46:44.947

Reputation: 25 536