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prep. with (recipient of a action); (indicating involvement or relationship) with; (indicating comparison or contrast) with
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跟 can be used in comparison/contrast. It indicates whether two things or two persons are the same or different. The basic patterns are:
1. Affirmative: A跟B一样/相同
E.g.1 你还跟以前一样。 [phr] You are still the same as before.
2. Negative: A跟B不一样/不同
E.g.2 我的想法跟你的不一样。 [phr] My opinion is not the same as yours.

跟...一样 can be used as an attributive (E.g.3) or an adverbial adjunct (E.g.4). When it is an adverbial adjunct, 地 is not used:
E.g.3 我要买一件跟你那件一样的裙子。 [phr] I want to buy the same skirt as yours.
E.g.4 中国画跟油画一样美。 [phr] Chinese paintings are as beautiful as oil paintings.

Other adverbial adjuncts can be inserted before the adjective 一样/相同.
E.g. 5 跟……完全/差不多 + 相同/一样

We can insert adverbs such as 很, 都, 太 before or after 不 in this structure “跟…不一样“.
E.g.6 我的计划跟他的很不一样。 [phr] My plan is quite different from his.
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