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    such as occurs

    Hi,

    - Temperate rain forest, such as occurs on the northwest coast of North America, receives high precipitation and is dominated by large conifers.

    I came across such a sentence in this pdf file: http://courses.umass.edu/envsc101/e101/outl7biomes.pdf

    I would like to ask how we can put a verb after 'such as' - (such as occurs).

    Thanks.

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    Re: such as occurs

    There is an implied 'the sort that' after the 'such as' and before the verb. This device is quite common (and grammatical) in written English.

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    Re: such as occurs

    Thanks for the answer. Can I use that structure along with all verbs or only such words as 'take place, happen, occur and the like?

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    Re: such as occurs

    I think so - that is, I can't think offhand of a verb that you can't do it with.. (I'm not sure what your 'and the like' means. But to take some verbs at random one could say 'such as has...', 'such as makes...', 'such as keeps', 'such as bears...'... - do they fit in to your 'and the like' definition?

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