Everything may not be as neat....

subhajit123

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Hi everyone, can I omit the word "it" and "she" from the following sentences and still be correct.

1- Everything may not be as neat and clean as (it) is being portrayed.

2- Kate is not as good as (she) is thought by others.
 

Tarheel

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Hi everyone! Can I omit the words "it" and "she" from the following sentences and still be correct?

1- Everything may not be as neat and clean as (it) is being portrayed.

2- Kate is not as good as (she) is thought by others.

I think so. Indeed, I would probably do just that.
 

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Hi everyone, can I omit the word "it" and "she" from the following sentences and still be correct.

1- Everything may not be as neat and clean as (it) is being portrayed. Your "it" is okay but not needed. You could even say "not as neat and clean as portrayed."

2- Kate is not as good as (she) is thought by others. It would be more natural to say something like "as others think she is" or "as everyone thinks she is" or "as people think."

Tarheel is right, as usual. These are just some other ideas to consider.
 
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