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I have one question to ask:
As satisfying as pure pleasure is, it is also transitory and often quite superficial.
The reference book explained the sentence can be written the following way:
1. Satisfying as pure pleasure is it is also transitory and often quite superficial.
2. Although pure pleasure is satisfying it is transitory and often quite superficial.
What I don't understand it that there are two "as's" in the original sentence but in the rewritten sentence there is only one "as". Could you please explain how I should understand the missing "as", which the reference book does not explain?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
I wouldnít be able to say why, it just didnít sound right. But to be honest, Iím not so sure any more, especially after Clarkís contribution. She (he?) is perfectly right. Iíve heard people say that, Clark, even in BrE I think. So I take that back. Sorry!I think in AmE they sometimes drop the first 'as'.
e.g. good as gold, old as the hills. (instead of as good as gold, as old as the hills)