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    Why use "as" in this sentence

    I don't know, that it's about fashion per se or politics nor do I know that it should be. I think it's about, though, what works on camera. So that's not about the fashion with the capital F. It's about really, I think, what also can make a person feel more confident. But I always saying, what I do, is, is, you know, kind of give you a visit to the strength, without going to the strength. And you know, politicians are so dissected. So if they are wearing the right suit, with the right dress, the right color, the right tie. That can make them feel better at campaign, they can perform at the debate better. You know, and all of those things are very important, but fashion with a capital F, you know I'm not voting for a fashion designer or stylist. You know, I want someone here is smarter than me, and not quite as absorbed in the fashion. That's what's important to me.

    This is from a interview with a fashion designer. He wanted to vote someone who is smarter but not too absorbed in fashion, splashes out on clothes, right? But why does he use "as" here? Does the sentence still have the same meaning without it?


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    Re: Why use "as" in this sentence

    He wants to vote for someone not as/so absorbed as he is.

    Either could be used, but you do need one of them.


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    Re: Why use "as" in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    He wants to vote for someone not as/so absorbed as he is.

    Either could be used, but you do need one of them.
    Thanks for your help

    as = so...as sb is / as....as sb is, right?

    I have never realized that "As" can be used in this way. With a bunch of meanings of "as", it seems very confusing to use "as" for "so...as" or "as...as".
    Is it just for spoken English?


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    Re: Why use "as" in this sentence

    No, it is used in both spoken and written English.

    as = so...as sb is / as....as sb is, right?
    Yes - but beware, because "so...as.." is linked to a negative.

    He is not so attractive as Johnny Depp/ He is not as attractive as Johnny Depp

    He is as attractive as Johnny Depp. You cannot say He is so attractive as Johnny Depp.



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