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    so or as?

    Her polymer background was not strong as her classmates .
    Which one should I choose “as” or “so’?


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    Re: so or as?

    Quote Originally Posted by shajuju View Post
    Her polymer background was not strong as her classmates .
    Which one should I choose “as” or “so’?
    We often use as + adjective + as to show comparision; and strictly speaking, "classmates" should have an apostrophe, as it is a shortened version of her classmates' polymer background.

    Her polymer background was not as strong as her classmates' .

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    Smile Re: so or as?

    very useful. Thanks!

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    Re: so or as?

    Quote Originally Posted by shajuju View Post
    Her polymer background was not strong as her classmates .
    Which one should I choose “as” or “so’?
    or
    Her polymer background was not as strong as that of her classmates.

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