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    #1

    As ~ as is

    The person shall perform its services as expeditiously as is consistent with such skill.

    What is the subject of is; Is it the person?

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    #2

    Re: As ~ as is

    Quote Originally Posted by Joea View Post
    The person shall perform its services as expeditiously as is consistent with such skill. A person is not an 'it'! You can say 'his or her' or you can say 'their'.

    What is the subject of is; Is it the person? no "The person" is the subject of the sentence. "is" has no subject; it is part of the adverb clause.

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    #3

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    That sentence is incorrect. The closest correct form would be, "The person shall perform their services expeditiously, as is consistent with such skill." One could also say, "The person shall perform their services as expeditiously as would be expected from such skill" or something like that.

    PS: The use of the word "person" is unnatural here; I can understand why you would use it here, but I would like to make sure that you know that one would say "he/she/they" or specify the person's name or role.

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    #4

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    It is not "person" that is wrong", it is "its" that is wrong. And I disagree that the original sentence is wrong.

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    #5

    Re: As ~ as is

    Quote Originally Posted by Calis View Post
    That sentence is incorrect. The closest correct form would be, "The person shall perform their services expeditiously, as is consistent with such skill." One could also say, "The person shall perform their services as expeditiously as would be expected from such skill" or something like that.

    PS: The use of the word "person" is unnatural here; I can understand why you would use it here, but I would like to make sure that you know that one would say "he/she/they" or specify the person's name or role.

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    I don't agree with all of your comments.
    First you say that "person" is unnatural and then you say you can understand why it would be used. There could be a reason for using "person"; we don't know what came before that sentence. But "its" is definitely wrong.

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    #6

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    Thank you, guys.
    The sentence is correct 100% and I only switched the subject person from other professional name--if it helps clarify the use of its.
    Then, who or what is consistent with the skill? Can you tell me more clearly than vaguely?


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    #7

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    Perhaps you can rephrase it as below:

    Mr. X shall perform the services as expeditiously as required by the skills.



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    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joea View Post
    The sentence is correct 100% ...
    Who told you that? (By the way, it should be "The sentence is 100% correct.")
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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