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    #1

    such

    Which are correct:

    1-I don't wear such fine clothes as you do.
    2-I don't wear such fine clothes as the ones you wear.
    3-I don't wear such fine clothes as yours.

    4-The parcel was not delivered as rapidly or in such good condition as yours.

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    #2

    Re: such

    They are all correct.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: such

    I don't wear such fine clothes as you do.
    comparative construction

    standard of comparison (comp-element) = such fine clothes
    basis of comparison = clothes that you wear

    I do not wear such fine clothes.
    I do not wear such fine clothes as you.
    I do not wear such fine clothes as you wear.
    I do not wear such fine clothes as you do. do = predicate-proform
    I do not wear such fine clothes as you wear clothes. -- comp-element specifies the standard; the same standard cannot be specified again

    such = [such fine] clothes
    or
    such = such [fine clothes]

    I don't wear such fine clothes as the ones you wear
    Correct.

    This is a non-clausal comparison. The head of the coordinated NP is "ones".

    "ones" is a proform which replaces just a syntactic form (clothes). It does not refer to the same identity as its antecedent.

    I do not wear such fine clothes as those.

    those = those clothes = the ones (clothes) that you wear



    I don't wear such fine clothes as yours.
    Non-clausal. Correct.

    yours = your clothes = basis of comparison
    such fine clothes = comp-element


    The parcel was not delivered as rapidly or in such good condition as yours.
    Correct.

    coordinated comp-element
    in adverbial function; non-clausal comparison

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