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    #11

    Re: such as is also common in the north of China

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, they're both wrong. The second number 1 is much less wrong than the first number 1. I can easily correct it to:

    People in Korea like eating pork, such as is the case in China.
    I think you can leave out such, but I still don't like it much. Perhaps:

    Koreans like eating pork, and so do the Chinese.
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    #12

    Re: such as is also common in the north of China

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    I’m totally confused by the use of ‘such as is’.
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    Hello,

    Thank you for asking this question, for it forced me to do some research. I have found one explanation.

    My source claims that "such as" in your kind of sentence is a relative pronoun that equals the relative pronoun "which." If you accept his explanation (I do), then your sentence could be analyzed as: "The soil emits a saline exudation such as/which is also common in the north of China."

    Source: H.W. Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1965 revised edition by Sir Ernest Gowers), page 37. NOTE: Mr. Fowler's book was first published in 1926. Some grammarians think that some of his ideas are out-of-date.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Nov-2019 at 16:19. Reason: Removed unnecessary line breaks in quote and post

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    #13

    Re: such as is also common in the north of China

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, they're both wrong. The second number 1 is much less wrong than the first number 1. I can easily correct it to:

    People in Korea like eating pork, such as is the case in China.
    It would sound a bit better to me without such.

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