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    such as is also common in the north of China

    The great plain in Sheng-king is in many parts swampy, and in the neighbourhood of the sea, where the soil emits a saline exudation such as is also common in the north of China, it is perfectly sterile.

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    I’m totally confused by the use of ‘such as is’.
    Does it mean ‘such as what is also common…’, but we can’t use ‘what’ after ‘as’?

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    #2

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

    The saline exudation is the kind that is also common in the north of China.

    The sample sentence contains a comma splice. It shouldn't be used as a model. [Edited to strike out my incorrect criticism.]
    Last edited by GoesStation; 15-Nov-2019 at 18:55. Reason: Thanks, jutfrank.
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    #3

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    The great plain in Sheng-king is in many parts swampy (no comma here) and, in the neighbourhood of near the sea, where the soil emits a saline exudation such as is also common in the north of China, it is perfectly sterile.
    If you move the comma, it's fine as it is. Note that we don't say "in the neighbourhood of the sea".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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

    I think the sentence is fine as it is, without moving any commas. (GoesStation—I think you misread it.)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The saline exudation is the kind that is also common in the north of China.
    Yes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I think the sentence is fine as it is, without moving any commas. (GoesStation—I think you misread it.)
    I misread it. On a closer reading, the sentence is fine.
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    Re: such as is also common in the north of China

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I think the sentence is fine as it is, without moving any commas. (GoesStation—I think you misread it.)
    Yes.
    I made up some simple sentences.
    1) Mike thinks of Tom as unfriendly and mean, such as is my impression towards Tom.
    1) People in Korea like eating pork, such as is the same as in China.


    Are they correct?

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    #7

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

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    People in Korea like eating pork, such as is the case in China.
    That's still not a good sentence to me. Lagoo, keep it simple and write two: People in Korea like eating pork. So do people in China.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 16-Nov-2019 at 04:38. Reason: Italicize my example sentences.
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    Re: such as is also common in the north of China

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    That's still not a good sentence to me.
    On second thoughts, I agree it's not good.

    It's not the case that in China people in Korea like eating pork.

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    #10

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    . . . the soil emits a saline exudation such as is also common in the north of China . . .
    I parse that clause as a rearrangement of the following:

    . . ., where the soil emits such a saline exudation as is also common in the north of China, . . .

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