Sorry,I am still a little confused about why the sentence I previously mentioned "the speech as reported by the journal is worth reading"Since the "as" here,like what teacher you said,is a relative pronoun,why the first"is" can be deleted in this sentence?shoudn't it be" the speech as is reported by the journal is worth reading "or" the speech which/that is reported by the journal is worth reading"or even without any relative pronoun" the speech reported by the journal is worth reading"?
Relative: in the manner thatOriginally Posted by 760831
His speech as (in the manner that) it was reported by the journal is worth reading.
Above, the underlined portion modifies the noun "His speech"; 'as' means, in the manner that), whereas below, 'as' has a different function. It joins two like units: the clause "His speech is worth reading" and the clause "the journal reported":
Conjunction: joins to like units
His speech is worth reading as the journal reported.
With 'as', we have only two choices: it's either a conjunction or a relative.