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Do you agree that "do" followed by an object can be used also as a pro-verb instead of only as an action verb?
Perhaps majority opinions can invalidate those of qualified teachers who disagree.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Dec-2013 at 07:48. Reason: Fixing typo
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In order to avert the improper analogy (which is beside the point), I would change the sentence to
"Peter advises, supports and subsidizes John at present as Mary did to Jane in the past."
Can "to" be deleted grammatically?
I would not use "to" and I would not use it without a preposition. If I had to choose one it would be "for".
However, I would rewrite the sentence. ""Peter currently advises, supports and subsidizes John, as Mary once did for Jane."
"Peter antagonized, opposed and obstructed John as Mary did against Jane."
Is it proper to use "against"? I hope you are not fed up with my repetitive questions.
It is not proper to use 'against' unless the first part of the sentence did, too.
'Chelsea battled hard against Arsenal as did Sunderland against Newcastle.'
Last edited by Matthew Wai; 05-Dec-2013 at 05:46.