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"as" or "that" please help me which one is grammatically correct? "as " or "that" please help me. He is not such a man as would leave his work half done. He is not such a man that would leave his work half done.
Oct 23, 2019 8:31 AM
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"He is not such man as would leave his work half done" is the correct phrasing. This is very formal, however. In fact, I can't think of a situation in modern English where it would be appropriate to use this kind of language - perhaps a judge, summing up a case in a formal court of law? In everyday modern English, we'd say something like this: "He is not the kind of man who ..." or "He is not the kind of man that..". NB Both 'who' and 'that' would be wrong in your original sentence.
October 23, 2019
He is not the type of man, that would leave his work half done.
October 23, 2019
That
October 23, 2019
It's actually "who'". He is not a man who would leave his work half undone. Since you're referring to a person, that person is not an object so you should be using who.
October 23, 2019
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