“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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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.