same [ seım ] function word ***
Same can be used in the following ways:
as an adjective (after the, this, that, these, or those ):
We both went to the same school.
Our new competitors are those same people who once asked us to help them.
as a pronoun (after the ):
I'd do the same if I had the chance.
as an adverb (after the ):
The twins always dress the same.
The same is often followed by as or that :
Three-twelfths is the same as a quarter.
I've got the same problem as you.
It's the same film that they showed last year.
In informal spoken English the is sometimes left out before same:
We'll meet again next week, same time, same place. But in written English same is almost always used with the, this, that, etc.
1. ) not a different or separate one used for saying that a particular person or thing is the one that you are referring to and not a different one:
Sometimes U.N. troops and their commanders may not even speak the same language.
the We were staying at the same hotel as my parents.
the same...that: Was this the same Timothy Evans that Carol had gone to school with?
this/that/these/those same: At first many schools resisted the reforms, but those same schools are now seeing the most improvement.
the very same (=exactly the same): I was born on the very same day that my father died.
Do you mean Vendelin Gajdusek, the Czech writer? The very same!
2. ) exactly similar exactly like another person, thing, or way of doing something:
She did not want to make the same mistake again.
The two pictures look the same to me I can't tell them apart.
the Her eyes are the same color as yours.
Animals feel pain the same as we do.
just the same: Kevin gets bored very quickly. His Dad was just the same.
much the same (=almost the same): Stuart's opinion on this subject was much the same as mine.
3. ) not changed used for saying that someone or something has not changed:
The government policy has remained the same since 1991.
the same as: How is Frances? Oh, she's still the same as always.
much the same (=almost the same): The countryside looks much the same as it did 200 years ago.
4. ) equal in amount used for saying that one number, amount, price, etc. is equal to another:
The four sides of a square are all the same length.
the same as: One centimeter is the same as ten millimeters.
A one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco costs almost the same as a five-bedroom house in Omaha.
all/just the same MAINLY SPOKEN
despite what has been mentioned:
I'm sure he's safe, but all the same, I wish he'd come home.
I didn't expect to find anything, but I decided to look around just the same.
amount/come to the same thing
to have the same meaning or effect as something else:
Whether someone made a mistake or whether there's a flaw in the system, it all comes to the same thing sheer inefficiency.
at the same time
1. ) used for saying that two or more things happen together:
The show will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
I can't understand what you're saying if you all talk at the same time.
2. ) used for introducing another fact or opinion that needs to be considered as well as the one that has just been stated:
He wanted to support his wife, but at the same time he did not want to further anger his mother.
it's all the same to someone SPOKEN
used for saying that it makes no difference to someone whether one thing happens or another thing happens:
You can stay or go, it's all the same to me.
if it's all the same to you (=if you do not mind): I'd rather wait until tomorrow, sir, if it's all the same to you.
of/for/to same FORMAL
used in bills and official documents for referring to something that has just been mentioned:
1 Epson Stylus 740 Ink Jet Printer + 2 ink cartridges for same
(the) same again SPOKEN
used for ordering another drink like the one you have just had
same difference SPOKEN
used for saying that two things have the same effect or importance:
I didn't tell him to leave I just suggested it was getting late. Same difference.
same here SPOKEN
used for saying that you agree or that you have the same feeling:
I've been looking forward to meeting you. Same here.
same old, same old AMERICAN SPOKEN
used for saying that the situation now is the same as always:
How are things at work? Oh, same old, same old.
the same old...
used about someone or something that is familiar because you have seen or heard them many times before and they have not changed:
Politicians repeat the same old phrases that they use every time there's an election.
She's still the same old Jane that we all grew to love.
(the) same old story (=something that has happened many times before): Same old story! He got into an argument with the boss and lost his job.
(the) same to you SPOKEN
1. ) used as a friendly reply to someone's good wishes:
Have a good weekend! Same to you.
2. ) IMPOLITE used as an angry reply to an insult or rude comment:
You're such a loser. Yeah, same to you.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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