He is late again, as is often the case. I am really confused about the sentence above. Why it is not "as it is often the case"? How would you parse the word "as"? In my dictionaries, "as" can be an adverb, preposition, conjunction. However, I don't ...
|Doctor D The implied meaning is|
He is late again, as is often the case with him.
I would say that the "as" phrase modified "late" (what kind of late? a chronic lateness). So I would class it as adverbial. However, I welcome added comment from a grammarian.
|GPY On the basis that we can substitute "as he often is" with, it seems to me, no fundamental change in the role of "as", my vote is actually for it being a conjunction, and for "is often the case" being some kind of reduced form. I am by no means ...|
SquareHow would you parse the word "as"?
Definition of AS1
: that , who , which —used after same or such <in the same building as my brother> <tears such as angels weep — John Milton> and chiefly dial after a substantive not modified by same or such <that kind of fruit as maids ...
replied to an anonymous question.
Anonymous "require of"; possibly even "require from".
in you of you / from you
Most likely the person who said there was an error was thinking of this, even though the whole sentence could be better written.
Anonymousan instance where they That's what's wrong, in my opinion.
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CalifJimWithout the question mark, it's more...Hi Jim,
Thanks for the explanation. Would it also sound natural if I say, 'You really are impossible, Peter'?
Tenacious LearnerWould it also sound natural if I say,...Yes.
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