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    Default Doubt about plural, and objective pronoum in context

    Hello, I need help to understand the grammar usage in this phrase:

    ''While looking around the infirmary, I observed
    many other patients which happened to be
    suffering from the same upper respiratory
    infection as I''

    1- The correct isn't ''many others'' rather than ''many other''?
    2- The word ''as'' functions like a conjunction, not like a preposition, right? (I'm asking this because, if it were a preposition I think I should use ''infection as me'' rather than ''infection as I''.

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    Default Re: Doubt about plural, and objective pronoum in context

    Quote Originally Posted by GuilhermeRM View Post
    Hello, I need help to understand the grammar usage in this phrase:

    ''While looking around the infirmary, I observed
    many other patients which happened to be
    suffering from the same upper respiratory
    infection as I''

    1- The correct isn't ''many others'' rather than ''many other''?
    2- The word ''as'' functions like a conjunction, not like a preposition, right? (I'm asking this because, if it were a preposition I think I should use ''infection as me'' rather than ''infection as I''.

    Thank you
    ''While looking around the infirmary, I observed
    many other patients who happened to be
    suffering from the same upper respiratory
    infection as I.'' This is correct.

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    Default Re: Doubt about plural, and objective pronoum in context

    While looking around the infirmary, I observed
    many other patients who happened to be
    suffering from the same upper respiratory
    infection as I.
    I cannot get how 'as' can be a conjuction here. However, if it is a conjuction as it was suggested by GuilhermeRM, what does it connect then? Wouldn't 'as me' sound more natural?

    Thank you in advance

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