Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 126
    #1

    As intelligent as he (is)

    Kindly enlighten me if "is" is required in the sentence written below.Even if it is not required, but we use it, will it be considered wrong?

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 26,076
    #2

    Re: As intelligent as he (is)

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    Kindly enlighten me if "is" is required in the sentence written below.Even if it is not required, but we use it, will it be considered wrong?
    Context is required.

  3. Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 126
    #3

    Re: As intelligent as he (is)

    Context- His son is as intelligent as he is.

  4. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 26,076
    #4

    Re: As intelligent as he (is)

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    Context- His son is as intelligent as he is.
    It's much more natural with, but correct with or without "is".

  5. 5jj's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #5

    Re: As intelligent as he (is)

    The first 'is' is, of course, essential.

  6. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 26,076
    #6

    Re: As intelligent as he (is)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The first 'is' is, of course, essential.
    Yes, the first "is" is, of course it is.

Similar Threads

  1. this was an intelligent manner?
    By NewHopeR in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25-Sep-2012, 15:43
  2. [Vocabulary] 'intelligent' and 'intellectual'
    By wotcha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-Mar-2012, 16:51
  3. How intelligent are you? Or How are you intelligent?
    By vv0510_vn in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2007, 18:08
  4. no more intelligent than
    By siruss in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2007, 12:07
  5. 'more intelligent'?
    By YO yo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-May-2005, 23:53

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •