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    Is there any wrong?

    I was always under the impression that you'd be even ready to die for the company, as a soldier.

    Is there any wrong in the above sentence, please let me know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I was always under the impression that you'd even be ready to die for the company, as a soldier.

    Is there any wrong in the above sentence, please let me know?

    thanks,
    Kiran
    Place the adverb "even" after the first auxiliary verb "would" as:
    I would not be ready to die. Not, I would be not ready to die.

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    Re: Is there any wrong?

    Could you please let me know the reason why?

    Also, what does the part ',as a soldier' signify in the sentence? why should a comma be placed before as?

    thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Could you please let me know the reason why?

    Also, what does the part ',as a soldier' signify in the sentence? why should a comma be placed before as?

    thanks again
    It is a grammatical rule to place an adverb in a sentence, after auxiliary verbs and before other verbs which also include verb ‘be’
    As a soldier means just as a soldier who is loyal and brave enough to die for the country, likewise he has to do his best for his company at the time of need.
    Here ‘as’ is used as a conjunction (not preposition) to join the phrase a soldier with the sentence, which needs a comma, as in the following example:
    Tickets sold very quickly this year, as in previous years

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    Re: Is there any wrong?

    Ok. How about the following sentence?

    You are allowed to by-pass the protocol as you are the creator of it. Here, why there is no comma?

    Also, please let me know which of the following two sentences are correct and why:

    He is good as gold, Or He is as good as gold.

    Thanks so much for your patience in answering my questions.. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Ok. How about the following sentence?

    You are allowed to by-pass the protocol as you are the creator of it. Here, why there is no comma?

    Also, please let me know which of the following two sentences are correct and why:

    He is good as gold, Or He is as good as gold.

    Thanks so much for your patience in answering my questions.. :)
    I think a comma is optional here since as joins an independent clause with anther independent clause, like this one with if acting as a conjunction:
    I'll see if I can persuade her to come.

    As to your second question both are correct. He is good as gold means in the same way or like the qualities of gold, he is good. Take a similar example;
    He was late</SPAN>as usual

    He is as good as gold. Means good in comparisons to the degree of gold. Take another example:
    She'll soon be as tall as her mother

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    Re: Is there any wrong?

    So do they both mean the same? I'm still unable to understand the difference:(

    Also I heard that 'like' is used to suggest the likeness of one's qualities with that of compared one. For eg.: He is good like gold. How is this different from He is good as gold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    So do they both mean the same? I'm still unable to understand the difference:(

    Also I heard that 'like' is used to suggest the likeness of one's qualities with that of compared one. For eg.: He is good like gold. How is this different from He is good as gold?
    "as..(adjective).as" is prepositional phrase, used when you are comparing two people, things, situations etc</SPAN>
    Tom's as old as you
    Her hair is as white as snow
    But here you are comparing him with gold, from which you can not possibly deduce any literal meaning. That is why I gave another example because you can not compare a person with gold. I think it could have a figurative meaning, as: He is well-behaved and obedient

    He is good like gold. How is this different from He is good as gold? There is no difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    I think a comma is optional here since as joins an independent clause with anther independent clause, like this one with if acting as a conjunction:
    I'll see if I can persuade her to come.

    As to your second question both are correct. He is good as gold means in the same way or like the qualities of gold, he is good. Take a similar example;
    He was late</SPAN>as usual

    He is as good as gold. Means good in comparisons to the degree of gold. Take another example:
    She'll soon be as tall as her mother
    I am once again very sorry that i have to bother you again. In meaning, is there any difference between the two sentences: he is as good as gold, and he is good as gold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I am once again very sorry that i have to bother you again. In meaning, is there any difference between the two sentences: he is as good as gold, and he is good as gold?
    I think there is little or no diffrence.
    He is good as gold= He is like gold(a precious and valuable metal)= He is as valuable as gold= He possesses all good qualities like gold.
    He is as good as gold = He is gem of a person= He is well behaved with pleasing qualities.

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