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General => Language Questions => Topic started by: navi on October 27, 2021, 12:44:54 pm

Title: as someone who
Post by: navi on October 27, 2021, 12:44:54 pm
Are all of these sentences correct:

1) As an engineer, John had to make all the important decisions.
2) As he was an engineer, John had to make all the important decisions.

3) As someone who wasn't in the country when the robbery took place, there seemed no need to interrogate Harry.
4) As he was someone who wasn't in the country when the robbery took place, there seemed no need to interrogate Harry.


Gratefully,
Navi
Title: Re: as someone who
Post by: admin on October 27, 2021, 12:48:24 pm
Yes - 1 and 2 are fine. 3 is OK but I much prefer the formulation in 4 as there is a shift of subject/object and that covers it better than 3
Title: Re: as someone who
Post by: darleeneast on December 03, 2021, 06:51:03 am
ok i'll look into it thanks