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    #1

    Smile keep sth as adj+a/an+n as

    Yet banks’ reluctance to close down businesses that are not profitable “keeps decent industry-level returns as remote a prospect as ever”

    What is the grammar in "keep .. as ... as ever"? I only know it means "keeps ... very far away/out of reach. etc"

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    Re: keep sth as adj+a/an+n as

    Decent industry level returns are remote and they are as remote as they have ever been.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: keep sth as adj+a/an+n as

    as...as... is a comparative structure.

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