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    as it was advisable

    1-He stood up and spoke very politely, as it was advisable for him to do.
    2-He stood up and spoke very politely, as was advisable for him to do.

    Is there any difference in the meaning of these sentences? I think they both mean' It was advisable for him to speak politely and he did that.'

    On the other hand:
    3-He stood up and spoke very politely, as it was advisable for him.

    seems to me to mean:
    He stood up and spoke very politely because that was advisable for him.

    Am I correct?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: as it was advisable

    I don't like 1 or 3 much, and I think the distinction you're trying to draw is a bit artificial.

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