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    ... such as Lieberman, continue to serve, ...





    Today, as Olmert also considers his return to politics after a court acquitted him of the main corruption charges, and as other suspects, such as Lieberman, continue to serve, we cannot allow a former minister who was punished after he betrayed the people's trust to return to politics.


    Source: Keep Deri out of politics - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

    Do we need to add S to the end of the verb (continue)? I don't know whether continue refers to other suspects or Lieberman. For sure Lieberman has been set as an example of the suspects. As a result, I am in two minds.

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    Re: ... such as Lieberman, continue to serve, ...

    Other suspects continue.
    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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    Re: ... such as Lieberman, continue to serve, ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post





    and as other suspects, such as Lieberman, continue to serve

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,


    May I suggest that when you come across such sentences in the future, it might help if you mentally

    replace those commas with parentheses:

    and as other suspects (such as Lieberman) continue to serve


    As the parentheses clearly show, "such as Lieberman" is some extra information "thrown" into the sentence,

    but it does not affect the grammatical structure.

    James

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