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The ‘跟gēn Y phrase’ in similarity expressions is located in the same alternative positions as 比bǐ Y in verb–complement and verb–object–verb–complement sentences:

她长得跟她母亲一样漂亮。

Tā zhǎng dé gēn tā mǔ qīn yī yàng piāo liàng 。

她跟她母亲长得一样漂亮。

Tā gēn tā mǔ qīn zhǎng dé yī yàng piāo liàng 。

She looks as pretty as her mother.

我跑得跟他一样快。

Wǒ pǎo dé gēn tā yī yàng kuài 。

我跟他跑得一样快。

Wǒ gēn tā pǎo dé yī yàng kuài 。

I run/ran as fast as he does/did.

你那天吃饭吃得跟他一样多。

Nǐ nà tiān chī fàn chī dé gēn tā yī yàng duō 。

你那天吃饭跟他吃得一样多。

Nǐ nà tiān chī fàn gēn tā chī dé yī yàng duō 。

You ate as much as she did that day.

你写汉字写得跟他一样好。

Nǐ xiě hàn zì xiě dé gēn tā yī yàng hǎo 。

你写汉字跟他写得一样好。

Nǐ xiě hàn zì gēn tā xiě dé yī yàng hǎo 。

You write Chinese characters as well as he does.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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