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    Use of "that" and "as"

    1. Such boys will be rewarded by the principal as obtain good marks.
    2. Such was the condition that/as was the treatment. (Both are correct)
    3. I like the same perfume as she (likes).
    4. I shall buy the same perfume that my friend bought.

    I am confused here where to use that and as. I mean why it uses "as" in 1 and 3. Can we replace here "as" with "that", if not then why? I want someone differentiate b/w uses of "as" and "that".
    (I found all these sentences are in my grammar book)

    Thank you

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    Re: Use of "that" and "as"

    We've seen this before, haven't we?

    1. The boys who get good marks will be rewarded by the principal.
    2. I can't even understand what this means. This was in a grammar book?
    3. Okay with "as she" but "that she likes"
    4. Okay
    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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    Re: Use of "that" and "as"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    2. I can't even understand what this means. This was in a grammar book?
    Yes I found this sentence in my grammar book. Actually I want to understand the grammar behind the use of "that" and "as". I am confused where to use "as". In 1 sentence book uses "as" why it didn't use "that".
    In 4 can I replace "that" with "as" (I shall buy the same perfume as my friend) as you did in 3. But It seems here we are talking about "she", not perfume.

    We've seen this before, haven't we?

    I didn't understand what do you mean?


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    Re: Use of "that" and "as"

    1. means, "Such boys as obtain good marks will be rewarded by the principal." This is not a common construction. It means "Those boys that/who obtain good marks ..."

    You don't have a good grammar book.
    Maybe this will help. I can't find much on "as/that":
    http://www.englishpractice.com/learn...that-and-than/

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