What does the sentence mean? Why would "as" be followed by an adjective ? Provided that husband and wife are not in the same or directly comparable lines of work, the harsh fact of her great success can be obscured by a genial conspiracy to reject a purely monetary measure of achievement as intolerably crude. What does the latter part of the sentence mean? And why would "as" be followed by the adjective “crude”? I thought when "as" is an adverb, it only can be followed by a noun or a noun phrase or like "as old as".
Feb 23, 2017 3:25 AM
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If you want to use a noun or noun phrase, you can think of "as incredibly crude" as short for "as something (that is) incredibly crude."
February 23, 2017
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