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-Crouse wasn't used as badly as the other members of the crew were.
Can we invert the sentence above just as I have written as the following sentence?
-Crouse wasn't used as badly as were the other members of the crew.
Yes. In both sentences you could omit "were" and they would be OK.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.