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    With complexity as China's

    Hello Everyone,

    This sentenc is taken from interpreter books. I would like to know here if there are some problems "with phrase" in the sentence.

    With history as long and territory as wide and complexity as China's, it is inevitable that dishes with distinctive regional characteristics have evolved over cources of centuries.


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    Re: With complexity as China's

    With history as long and territory as wide and complexity as China's
    should be

    "With history as long and territory as wide and complex as China's"

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    Re: With complexity as China's

    Quote Originally Posted by person132 View Post
    should be

    "With history as long and territory as wide and complex as China's"
    Why" complex" an adjective is used here? In my memory,"with phrase" should be used in the following form-" with +noun+prep "



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    Re: With complexity as China's

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Why" complex" an adjective is used here? In my memory,"with phrase" should be used in the following form-" with +noun+prep "

    You can use two [or more] adjectives after the preposition.

    His mother was tall with a demeanour as dignified and polite as can be.

    However, the sentence itself is slightly unclear as to whether "complex" refers to both the history and the territory, or merely to the territory.

    Also, is there a typo in this: evolved over cources of centuries ?

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