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I have 2 questions about "as ... as comparison", I don't know if my sentences are correct or not.

  1. There isn't as much demand for buying a car as buying a house
  2. There aren't as many reasons for fighting as peacing

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You're using the comparison correctly: as much X as Y.

Since you're comparing two things, it's best to keep the syntax as parallel as possible so:

  1. There isn't as much demand for buying a car as for buying a house.

X (car purchase) and Y (home purchase) are both expressed as prepositional phrases with "for."

The same with your second example. Note that "peace" isn't an English verb.

  1. There aren't as many reasons for fighting as for making peace.

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