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“no less ... than”=“as ... as”；
no less 之后可用<副词>或 <形容词>修饰；
A whale is no less a mammal than a horse is. 鲸鱼和马一样都是哺乳动物。
He is no less clever than his elder brother. 他和他的大哥一样聪明。
She is no less good at swimming than Mary. 她和玛丽一样擅长游泳。
His parents are no less happy over his engagement than he is (happy over his engagement).
He studies no less hard than John. 他和约翰一样用功。
Associating with good friends is no less important to us than choosing good books.
A good shirt is no less expensive than a jacket.
Sports wears, no less than suits, are very much salable.
结构2︰no less than＋名词
=“as many／much as ...”，强调多；
I received no less than ten thousand yen for my work.
The audience was no less than five thousand.
That hotel probably costs no less than 20 dollars a night.
No less than ten students flunked the exam.
结构3︰not more than＋名词
It is not more than ten minutes’walk from the station.
I’ll stay here not more than three days. 我将待在这里最多不超过三天。
For safety’s sake, don’t drive more than 30 kilometers per hour in the city.
结构4︰not less than＋名词
The audience was not less than five thousand. 听众至少也有五千人。
I’ll stay here not less than three days. 我将待在这里至少三天。
though they think it takes no more than three days to fulfill the mission, I believe it takes not less than six days.