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    as brave as

    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    He is as brave as she.

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    Re: as brave as

    Yes, though I think many people would put a verb at the end.

    He's as brave as she is.

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    Re: as brave as

    He is as brave as she is.

    Yes, but it's very formal and a verb like "is" would normally be added at the end.

    Comparative clauses like the underlined one are obligatorily reduced in some way; here the complement of the verb "is" is missing but is understood as "brave".

    The meaning is: "He is x brave; she is y brave; x=y".
    Last edited by PaulMatthews; 16-Mar-2017 at 12:59. Reason: typo

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