“It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be.”

English Lesson: It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be.

You went to see a comedy that you thought you would like. But you didn't laugh much while watching it. When you leave the movie, you say this.

It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be.

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(something) wasn't as (adjective) as I thought it would be

Use this phrase to compare your expectations of something before you experience it with your opinion afterward. For example:

It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.

This means that before you did it, you thought it would be easy. Then you learned that it wasn't so easy. Here's another example:

The flight wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it was still pretty uncomfortable.

You can talk about other people's opinions as well:

It wasn't as big as she thought it would be.

And you can replace "thought" with other verbs:

They weren't as fresh as I'd hoped they would be.

The opposite of this phrase is "___ was ___er than I thought it would be":

It was a lot harder than I thought it would be.