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    #1

    Is 'as' needed?

    The competitors from the various forms of martial arts will be pitting their skills against each other following a set of rules and regulations as formulated by SMAIA.

    What is the purpose of 'as'? Will it be OK if I remove "as"?

    Many thanks in advance.


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    Re: Is 'as' needed?

    NOT A TEACHER

    if you were to drop "as" the verb "to formulate" would only refer to "rules and regulations" , not the whole sentence.

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    Re: Is 'as' needed?

    Thanks, Besthost.

    I don't know whether a teacher or native speaker will agree with your reply. But let's wait.

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    Re: Is 'as' needed?

    The 'is' could be dropped without changing the meaning of the sentence.

    not a teacher

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