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    kadioguy is offline Key Member
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    Originally reading

    In the AHD5, it says:

    Hollywood sign, Los Angeles, California

    Originally reading "Hollywoodland," the Hollywood sign was erected in 1923 at the cost of $21,000 as an advertisement for a real estate development.

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    Can I rewrite it into the following sentence?

    As it originally read "Hollywoodland," the Hollywood sign was erected in 1923 at the cost of $21,000 as an advertisement for a real estate development.
    I'm not a teacher. Please feel free to correct me. :)

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    Re: Originally reading

    No — it's perfect as is.

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    Re: Originally reading

    No — it's perfect as is.
    Thanks Rover_KE.
    Can we say?
    It's perfect as it is.
    English is my great passion.

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    Re: Originally reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No — it's perfect as is.
    Maybe it's perfect as is, but I mean whether this the sentence is grammatically correct.
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    As it originally read "Hollywoodland," the Hollywood sign was erected in 1923 at the cost of $21,000 as an advertisement for a real estate development.
    I'm not a teacher. Please feel free to correct me. :)

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    Re: Originally reading

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Can we say?
    It's perfect as it is.
    I would think the sentence 'It's perfect as it is.' is grammatically correct, isn't it?
    I'm not a teacher. Please feel free to correct me. :)

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    Re: Originally reading

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Can we say?
    It's perfect as it is.


    Can we say 'It's perfect as it is'?
    Yes.

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    Re: Originally reading

    Maybe it's perfect as is, but I mean whether this the sentence is grammatically correct?
    No. There's no reason to begin with 'As'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Sep-2017 at 08:59.

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    Re: Originally reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. There's no reason to begin with 'As'.
    In my opinion, 'As' means 'Because' here. Because it originally read 'Hollywoodland', it is a sign relating to 'real estate' .

    Or would you please tell me what kind of conjunction you will use?
    I'm not a teacher. Please feel free to correct me. :)

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    Re: Originally reading

    I wouldn't use any conjunction. I'd have to rephrase the sentence.

    'The Hollywood sign, which originally read "Hollywoodland", was erected in 1923 ...'

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