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    AS-modifier

    I am exploring"as"-modifier. In this question, I am using the as-modifier of a noun phrase near the beginning of a sentence. I have two as-clause sentences here:

    1. "The law as it currently exists does not affect this school."
    2. "The law as it applies to education curriculums does not affect this school."

    In the first sentence, "as it currently exists" translates loosely to "in its current form". So, the first sentence loosely means:

    "The law in its current form does not affect this school."

    For the second sentence, I don't know what "as it applies to education curriculums" translate to.

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    "in the way that it applies..."

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    Re: AS-modifier

    Would "The law in its way of applying to education curriculums does not affect this school" be just as good?

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    No. The original is far better.

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    Re: AS-modifier

    Your original answer was "in the way that it applies...". Does that "in" mean something similar to "in the activity of"?

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    Re: AS-modifier

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesee View Post
    Your original answer was "in the way that it applies...". Does that "in" mean something similar to "in the activity of"?
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict.../british/in_10

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    Re: AS-modifier

    So, "in the way that it applies..." would loosely mean "in response to the way that it applies..."?

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    Re: AS-modifier

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesee View Post
    I am using the as-modifier of a noun phrase near the beginning of a sentence.

    1. "The law as it currently exists does not affect this school."



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


    Hello, Cheesee:

    I was thinking all night about your statement that the "as" clause modifies "the law." You are certainly right: it does SEEM to modify / qualify "the law."

    I may be (easily!) mistaken, but I think that most books would classify "As it currently exists" as an adverbial clause (which would mean that it cannot modify the noun phrase "the law").

    One reason for that interpretation, I believe, is its mobility:

    1. As it [the law] currently exists, the law does not affect this school.
    2. The law, as it currently exists, does not affect this school. [Notice the commas]
    3. The law does not affect this school, as it currently exists.



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    Re: AS-modifier

    I would call the clause adjectival because it modifies "law". I think the reason that the clause is mobile is because of the pronoun "it". The pronoun stands in for "law" so moving it around creates no confusion. That said, I am not fond of sentence 3. Even with the comma, a reader might connect the clause to "school".

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    Re: AS-modifier

    @MikeNewYork Bhaisahab proposed this sentence:

    "The law in the way it applies to education curriculums does not affect this school."

    Does that "in" mean something along the lines of "in the activity of" or "be involved in" , like "in a game" or "in a party", or "in that week"?
    Last edited by cheesee; 04-Aug-2014 at 03:16.

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