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    #1

    as are his friends

    1) He doesn't seem to be working hard, as are his friends.
    2) He doesn't seem to be working hard, as his friends are.


    3) He doesn't seem to be working hard as are his friends.
    4) He doesn't seem to be working hard as his friends are.

    In which case:
    a) His friends are working hard
    in which case:
    b) His friends are not working hard
    in which case:
    c) He is not working hard in the same way his friends are working hard.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.




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    #2

    Re: as are his friends

    For me, only 4 has a chance and that would require "as" after "working".

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    #3

    Re: as are his friends

    Unlike would get to the point quicker.

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    #4

    Re: as are his friends

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    b) His friends are not working hard
    I think '; neither do his friends' means so.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: as are his friends

    Do you know how many friends he has?

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    #6

    Re: as are his friends

    No. Does it have to do with my above post?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: as are his friends

    More to do with reading without referring back to the original.

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