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    Default Inversion sentence "~,as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic"

    Original sentence I saw is
    "The Germans settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation, as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic".
    And I changed original sentence into
    "The Germans settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation, as the Teutonic knights of the Baltic did.".

    Did I change original sentence correctly?
    And Is it right to understand the original sentence as
    "Ther german settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation. Because Teutonic knights of the Baltic followed Luther into the Reformation."?

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    Default Re: Inversion sentence "~,as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    And I changed the original sentence into
    "The Germans settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation, as the Teutonic knights of the Baltic did."

    Did I change the original sentence correctly?
    It's not incorrect, though I see no reason to change the original.

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    Default Re: Inversion sentence "~,as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic"

    I prefer the original, but the change is fine.

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    Default Re: Inversion sentence "~,as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic"

    Does the original sentence("The Germans settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation, as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic") mean
    "Ther german settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation. Because Teutonic knights of the Baltic followed Luther into the Reformation."?

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    Default Re: Inversion sentence "~,as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic"

    No, the "as" does not mean "because." It means "in the same manner."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Inversion sentence "~,as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, the "as" does not mean "because." It means "in the same manner."
    Am I understanding okay?
    The Teutonic knights of the Baltic followed Luther into the Reformation. In the same manner, the german settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation Teutonic.

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    Default Re: Inversion sentence "~,as did the Teutonic knights of the Baltic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    Am I understanding okay?
    The Teutonic knights of the Baltic followed Luther into the Reformation. In the same manner, the Germans settled in East Europe followed Luther into the Reformation Teutonic.
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