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    Smile Air is to us what water is to fish.

    Air is to us what water is to fish.



    Which part of speech does what belong to? And what does it mean? Thanks.

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    Re: Air is to us what water is to fish.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Air is to us what water is to fish.



    Which part of speech does what belong to? And what does it mean? Thanks.
    I think it means, if to what significance Air is to us(humans) equal the significance of Water is to fish. If we need air for us to live, then fish need water to live. If without Air we die, without water fish die.


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    Re: Air is to us what water is to fish.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Which part of speech does what belong to? And what does it mean? Thanks.
    It is a pronoun, and it is saying "Air is to us the same thing that water is to fish".

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    Re: Air is to us what water is to fish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a pronoun, and it is saying "Air is to us the same thing that water is to fish".
    Thanks, Anglika, for the consideraton.

    Is it possible that it's a relative pronoun?

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