Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: as to

  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Feb 2017
    • Posts: 747
    #1

    as to

    Write or record your impressions, and each card will guide you as to the opportunities or particular challenges you may face during the individual period. (A Little Bit of Tarot: An Introduction to Reading Tarot by by Cassandra Eason)

    Can I delete "as" in this sentence? What's the function of "as" in the above sentence?
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 54,222
    #2

    Re: as to

    You can, and should, delete "as". It's wrong. "... each card will guide you to the opportunities ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 11,810
    #3

    Re: as to

    You can't delete as. I mean, the writer included it for a reason. The function is to show that the following noun phrase the opportunities or challenges you may face is the particular area of your life where (or the particular matter on which) the cards will give you guidance.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 54,222
    #4

    Re: as to

    Ah, I misread the rest of the sentence. I'm not keen on "as to" in that context. I might use "with regard to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. Senior Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 1,106
    #5

    Re: as to

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    You can't delete as. I mean, the writer included it for a reason. The function is to show that the following noun phrase the opportunities or challenges you may face is the particular area of your life where (or the particular matter on which) the cards will give you guidance.
    Why wouldn't "guide you to the opportunities etc." (omitting "as") not suggest a "particular area" of one's life that would give/provide guidance?

  6. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 11,810
    #6

    Re: as to

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    Why wouldn't "guide you to the opportunities etc." (omitting "as") not suggest a "particular area" of one's life that would give/provide guidance?
    I'm not sure what you're asking. Obviously, if you omit as, then you also lose the sense of as to.

    The cards don't guide you to the opportunities, etc., they guide you as to them.

  7. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 54,222
    #7

    Re: as to

    I still don't like "as to" there. I think the writer is suggesting that the cards guide you as to what you should do when those situations/opportunities arise.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Mar-2020 at 20:40.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •