There is no difference in meaning.Hello everyone,
Will you please clarify the difference between the phrases "as is known/as was reported in the press/as was pointed out in the report" and "as IT is known/as IT was reported in the press/ as IT was pointed out in the report"?
Is there any difference between the two structures? Does the first pattern point to the source of the info, nad the second gives the explanation (with "as" serving as a synonym for "since/for/because"? (see example below)
As was reported in the press, Z got killed in the car-crash. (I know it from the papers)
As it was reported in the press, everyone knew about it (Why did everyone know about it? - Because it was reported in the press).
If I understand it right, only the sentences in item A below are correct?
a) As is known, the moon is closer to the us than the sun.
b) As it is known, the moon is closer to the us than the sun.
a) As it is known to everyone, I thought you knew about it too.
b) As is known to everyone, I thought you knew about it too.
I will be most grateful for your help and examples to clear it up.
Thanks in advance!
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