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    Everything may not be as neat....

    Hi everyone, can I omit the word "it" and "she" from the following sentences and still be correct.

    1- Everything may not be as neat and clean as (it) is being portrayed.

    2- Kate is not as good as (she) is thought by others.

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    Re: Everything may not be as neat....

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Hi everyone! Can I omit the words "it" and "she" from the following sentences and still be correct?

    1- Everything may not be as neat and clean as (it) is being portrayed.

    2- Kate is not as good as (she) is thought by others.
    I think so. Indeed, I would probably do just that.

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    Re: Everything may not be as neat....

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Hi everyone, can I omit the word "it" and "she" from the following sentences and still be correct.

    1- Everything may not be as neat and clean as (it) is being portrayed. Your "it" is okay but not needed. You could even say "not as neat and clean as portrayed."

    2- Kate is not as good as (she) is thought by others. It would be more natural to say something like "as others think she is" or "as everyone thinks she is" or "as people think."
    Tarheel is right, as usual. These are just some other ideas to consider.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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