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    #1

    as with

    how can we grasp the meanings of this structure:
    as with + (noun phrase), full sentence
    [as with much theorists, i (don't) agree that it is true].

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    Re: as with

    As with much theorists- this is wrong. Try 'as with many theories', then it means that in addition to this current theory, there are many others that you don't think are right.


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    Re: as with

    yes u r right, it was my fault.but i mean does the phrases which begin with "as with" refer to the subject or object of the next sentence( when reference to both is semsntically correct) :
    "As with many of them ,i agree that it is true.".
    To which it refers?

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    #4

    Re: as with

    'Them' would have to point backwards to an earlier reference in the text, not a later one.


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    Re: as with

    excuse me but i mean that in this sentence:
    As with many of them,I agree that it is true .
    which of these interpretation is true:
    1- I,(as with many of them) , agree that it is true .
    2- I agree that it (as with many of them) is true .

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    Re: as with

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    how can we grasp the meanings of this structure:
    as with + (noun phrase), full sentence
    [as with [much] many theorists, i (don't) agree that it is true].
    As Bob said, much is a typo.

    As (I am) with many theorists, I (don't) agree that it is true.

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    Re: as with

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    excuse me but i mean that in this sentence:
    As with many of them,I agree that it is true .
    which of these interpretation is true:
    1- I,(as with many of them) , agree that it is true .
    2- I agree that it (as with many of them) is true .
    The second makes it clearer; the first sounds as if you are agreeing with other people who have alrerady been mentioned. I would, however, put commas arround it.


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    Re: as with

    then this structure could be ,insome conditions , somehow ambiguous?

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    #9

    Re: as with

    It could be- if the reference is not clear. If the previous sentence mentioned both theorists and theories, then it certainly could be.

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