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    #1

    About "as " in the sentence

    Hi,

    In the following sentence :

    As with the past discoveries, the finding of the wall is causing ripples in academic circles.


    I can figure out the meaing of the sentence, but how do you explain the usage of " As with the past discoveries," grammatically? at least, paraphrase it. thanks a lot!

    paula

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    Re: About "as " in the sentence

    Comparative:

    As (is/was the case) with the past discoveries, (the same holds true for present discoveries), the finding of the wall is causing ripples in academic circles.

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