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    #1

    he is just as unproven

    If I re-frame the above sentence to 'He is just unproven', it clearly would be a fault. As per grammar rules, two adjectives cannot be juxtaposed without any punctuation in between.

    Fine, grammatically, I understand. But could any of you kindly explain the logical meaning of the sentence 'He is just as unproven'?

    I don't know I find this sentence to be a bit complex to be used in my daily day spoken English. Kindly help me how can I use such kind of complex sentences in my daily day spoken English? Any tip, please?

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    #2

    Re: he is just as unproven

    The structure of the sentence is OK

    He is just as funny as his brother.

    She is just as tall as her father.

    I think the word "unproven" is awkward.

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    #3

    Re: he is just as unproven

    But I feel that he is just as unproven sounds incomplete.. :(

    Should it be like: He is just as unproven as.. something else?

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    #4

    Re: he is just as unproven

    The newly elected senator is just as unproven as his brother was when he was first elected.

    Meaning that they did not have any experience, and had to prove what they could do after being elected.

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    #5

    Re: he is just as unproven

    I mean the as.. as completing wasn't seen in the sentence. So that is making me uncomfortable with the original sentence

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    #6

    Re: he is just as unproven

    'He is just as unproven.' is not a complete sentence, it needs a comparative element, as....as. 'He is just unproven.' is a complete sentence.

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    #7

    Cool Re: he is just as unproven

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I mean the as.. as completing wasn't seen in the sentence. So that is making me uncomfortable with the original sentence
    You need to take just as as one syntactic unit meaning equally, often without stating what the thing that you're talking about actually refers to.

    Less expensive machines are just as good or even better.
    I can just as easily walk home.

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