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    #1

    What words could be used with these constructions?

    1) He is a singer, as is evident from his voice.

    What other adjectives could be used here?

    as is + clear/...???

    2) As is the case with humans, animals also love their babies.

    What other nouns could be used here?

    As is + the case/...???

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    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    The alternative ways to express the same sentence do not have to be using the same parts of speech.

    He is a singer, judging from his voice.
    He is a singer, as you can tell from his voice.
    He is a singer, as is obvious from his voice.
    He is a singer, as is apparent from his voice.

    Like humans, animals also love their babies.
    Similar to humans, animals also love their babies.
    Following humans, animals also love their babies

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    #3

    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    Thank you very much. But I am interested only in options dealing with the "as is" construction.

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    #4

    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    I am not a teacher.

    1. As is evidenced by....

    2. As is the situation..., but case is better here.

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    #5

    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    1. As is illustrated by his voice ...
    2. As is the same with humans ...

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    #6

    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    I'm not happy with the first sentence.

    There's no way you can tell from somebody's speaking voice whether they are singers or not.

    'He's a singer' usually implies that he's a good singer. When you hear somebody sing badly, you can say 'He's no singer'.

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    Please note that a better title would have been
    As is evident/As is the case.

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Oct-2014 at 13:57.

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    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The alternative ways to express the same sentence do not have to be using the same parts of speech.

    He is a singer, judging from his voice.
    He is a singer, as you can tell from his voice.
    He is a singer, as is obvious from his voice.
    He is a singer, as is apparent from his voice.

    Like humans, animals also love their babies.
    Similar to humans, animals also love their babies.
    Following humans, animals also love their babies

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    I don't like "following" in the last. If animals "love" their offspring, it has nothing to do with humans.

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    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    MikeNY
    'Following' doesn't mean animals follow humans.
    The observation that humans love their babies is also observed in animals. One observation follows another.
    Of course, everyone knows that animals do not follow humans.
    I agree the first two are better.

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    Re: What words could be used with these constructions?

    The first two are better.

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