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    As...as

    In the following sentence, are there any rules for governing the position of "as...as" phrase:

    "Nonetheless, the club has since gone about the plan in as responsible a manner as could be wished for."

    Can I say,

    "Nonetheless, the club has since gone about the plan in as responsible as a manner could be wished for."

    Thanks again.

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    Re: As...as

    Nonetheless, the club has since gone about the plan in as responsible a manner as could be wished for."

    This sentence sounds better to me. The 'wished for' could be omitted'.

    But I don't understand what you mean by 'gone about the plan'.

    not a teacher

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    Re: As...as

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Nonetheless, the club has since gone about the plan in as responsible a manner as could be wished for."

    This sentence sounds better to me. The 'wished for' could be omitted'.

    But I don't understand what you mean by 'gone about the plan'.

    not a teacher
    Since without the context, it might be hard for you to understand the meaning of "gone about the plan"
    It means "working on the development plan".

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