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    as (was) agreed - pls help .....

    As usual, I try to keep my question short & simple.
    Is the 'was' optional below?

    The 2 warring counties declared an armistice yesterday, as (was) agreed.

    Thank you to all of you.

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    Re: as (was) agreed - pls help .....

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    As usual, I try to keep my question short & simple.
    Is the 'was' optional below?

    The 2 warring counties declared an armistice yesterday, as (was) agreed.

    Thank you to all of you.
    Yes, it's optional.

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    Re: as (was) agreed - pls help .....

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    As usual, I try to keep my question short & simple.
    Is the 'was' optional below?

    The 2 warring counties declared an armistice yesterday, as (was) agreed.

    Thank you to all of you.

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    Panicmonger,


    (1) As is one word that confuses me, too.

    (2) I know what a serious student you are, so I thought that I would

    pass along some more information -- which you probably already know.

    (3) I think that if you analyzed your sentence completely, it would be:

    The two warring countries declared an armistice yesterday,

    as [it was] agreed [to declare].

    (4) I base my opinion on this example from English Review Grammar

    by Walter Kay Smart:

    The performance will be given as [it was] advertised [to be given].

    (5) If you analyze it as a complete sentence, then it is easier to

    understand that as in that sentence is being used as an conjunction

    connecting two sentences.


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    Re: as (was) agreed - pls help .....

    Thank you, TheParser.
    Although I'm not an English native, I love English.

    Have you heard of language awareness before?

    Experts said one will realize it when one learns other non-mother-tongue languages.

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    Re: as (was) agreed - pls help .....

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Thank you, TheParser.
    Although I'm not an English native, I love English.

    Have you heard of language awareness before?

    Experts said one will realize it when one learns other non-mother-tongue languages.
    Thank you for your kind note.

    No, I have not ever heard of "language awareness."

    I do know, however, that I have learned more about my native

    language (English) while studying Mandarin and Spanish.

    Thank you again.

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