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How do you use "as"? "But I have been assured from various quarters that the book as written was useful and continues to be useful." Here, as written, if "written" is a participle," as "just be used to emphasize the subordinate structure, actually, it could be omitted, is it right?
Oct 31, 2012 10:09 AM
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No. In "...the book as written..." there is an ellision. It is as if you say "the book, as it has been written", that is to say: "the way in which the book has been written...(...is useful)". A possible translation to chinese could be (my chinese is still very basic): 写书的办法很有用
October 31, 2012
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