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"While facts, reasons, etc. can be expressed in words, they are not concepts that inherently refer to instances of language, as are stories, news, etc."

1. In the sentence above, is "as" used to mean "though"?

2. Does the sentence imply that "as stories, news are not concepts that inherrently refer to instances of language, they(=facts and reasons) are not"?

I'm so confused about the sentence. Thanks a lot.

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"While facts, reasons, etc. can be expressed in words, they are not concepts that inherently refer to instances of language, as are stories, news, etc."

1. In the sentence above, is "as" used to mean "though"?
NO. See https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/as-are.3216627 /

2. Does the sentence imply that "as stories, news are not concepts that inherrently refer to instances of language, they(=facts and reasons) are not"?
NO. Facts and reasons are not concepts like that, but stories and news are concepts like that.

I'm so confused about the sentence.
Me too. I don't think it makes much sense. I guess you have to read a lot more of the context to understand it.

Thanks a lot.

CJ

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CalifJim1. In the sentence above, is "as" used to mean "though"?NO. See https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/as-are.3216627 /

Then... what is the meaning of "as" in the sentence? "As" seems to be used to contradict the two parts, X and Y, "As X, Y(=they are not concepts...), but I can't find such a usage of "as" in any dictionaries. Maybe are there better examples than that?

CalifJimI'm so confused about the sentence. Me too. I don't think it makes much sense. I guess you have to read a lot more of the context to understand it.

Do you mean although the sentence is grammatical, the meaning of the sentence doesn't make much sense? or since the sentence is ungrammatical because of "as", the meaning of it doesn't make much sense?

fire1Then... what is the meaning of "as" in the sentence?

in the way that; in the same way that

as are stories and news = in the same way that stories and news are

fire1Do you mean although the sentence is grammatical, the meaning of the sentence doesn't make much sense?

Yes, but I think that I find it nonsense because I haven't read the whole article. It probably makes sense within its own context.

fire1the sentence is ungrammatical because of "as"

No. It's grammatical with "as". There's nothing wrong with the sentence.

CJ