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  1. Gorkem Atay's Avatar
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    #1

    as / such as

    1. ''Niall is fond of classical music, as are all my friends.''
    2. ''Niall is fond of classical music such as all my friends.''

    Is there a big difference between sentences above in terms of meanings of them.

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    #2

    Re: as / such as

    I prefer the first. The second is not natural for me.

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    #3

    Re: as / such as

    I am not a teacher.

    The second is not only unnatural, but also this sort of construction, 'Niall is fond of classical music such as...' leads the reader/listener to expect the next part of the sentence to be an example of the type of classical music that he likes.

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    #4

    Re: as / such as

    Oooh okay, now I have felt the point exactly. It's like; ''Animals such as elephants eat only plants.''


    So,

    ''Niall is fond of classical music like all my friends.''

    Does the sentence above have the same meaning with ''Niall is fond of classical music, as are all my friends.'' ?
    I have no English teacher, I try to improve my language on my own. Thanks for your help.

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    #5

    Re: as / such as

    Yes, I'd say so, but "Niall, like all my friends, is fond of classical music" avoids any sort of ambiguity.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: as / such as

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Gorkem Atay:

    I feel that the answer is YES.

    I believe, however, that it is very important to have a comma (pause) after the word "music":

    "Niall is fond of classical music, like all (of) my friends." / "Like all (of) my friends, Niall is fond of classical music."

    *****

    Here are some examples that I have made up:

    I love grammar, like you.
    Like you, I love grammar.
    I love grammar, as do you.




    James

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