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    "As adept at (x) AS (y)" or "As adept at (x) TO (y)"

    "We are as adept at helping customers and clients buy, sell or rent boxes and jars, to cups and saucers."

    Please help me settle this simple argument. I'm headstrong in my belief that this sentence is poorly formed, due to using "to" where "as" should be used. (I also think the comma after jars is a little unnecessary, but that's not the main concern here)

    It's fairly obvious to me that "as" should be used, otherwise sentences containing phrases like "as good as reading to writing" would be correct!

    Your input would be appreciated!



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    Re: "As adept at (x) AS (y)" or "As adept at (x) TO (y)"

    Quote Originally Posted by AlVal View Post
    "We are as adept at helping customers and clients buy, sell or rent boxes and jars, to cups and saucers."

    Please help me settle this simple argument. I'm headstrong in my belief that this sentence is poorly formed, due to using "to" where "as" should be used. (I also think the comma after jars is a little unnecessary, but that's not the main concern here)

    It's fairly obvious to me that "as" should be used, otherwise sentences containing phrases like "as good as reading to writing" would be correct!

    Your input would be appreciated!


    Yes, it would make more sense with "as".

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