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    #1

    as well as he does

    He’s perfected his game on the hard courts ...He was always a great clay court player. And because he moves as well as he does, he’s consistent now on the grass.

    What does the underlined part mean?

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    #2

    Re: as well as he does

    It means something like this: because he's an expert (mover) / (player) , (and we all know he is).....

    It means a great clay player who wasn't as good as he is would not be so good on grass.... It's a phrase to emphasise his expertise, and to point out that he has wider skills than just one type of game.

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    #3

    Re: as well as he does

    Because he moves so well, he's consistent ... etc.

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    #4

    Re: as well as he does

    May I take it to mean 'Because he moves well as usual'?

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    #5

    Re: as well as he does

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I take it to mean 'Because he moves well as usual'?
    No.

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    #6

    Re: as well as he does

    Then is 'as well as he does' intended to emphasize how well he moves?

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    #7

    Re: as well as he does

    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: as well as he does

    Similarly, 'he is as skillful as he is' simply means 'he is so skillful'.
    Is it correct?

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    #9

    Re: as well as he does

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Similarly, 'he is as skillful as he is' simply means 'he is so skillful'.
    Is it correct?
    'He is as skilful (BrE spelling) as he is' is a pretty pointless thing to say.

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