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    Grammatical term for omitting the subject

    In the examples below, the subject is missing in the subordinating clause highlighted in blue. I would like to know the grammatical explanation or term for omitting the subject. Can you help me?

    It was three-quarters empty, as was usual at this hour.

    The 1930s saw several policy changes, but the process of the changes was not so straightforward as was often supposed.


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    Re: Grammatical term for omitting the subject

    " As" functions like "which" in this sentence, I think.
    So it is a kind of "relative pronoun".
    But I'm not sure it is the right term.

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    Re: Grammatical term for omitting the subject

    I donít believe the subjects are missing in the subordinating clauses. The "as" is a pronoun which means "a condition or fact that" in your 1st sentence and simply "that" in your 2nd.

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