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# Which one of each is correct and why ..? Julia was able

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Which one of each is correct and why ..?

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers did.

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers were.

Sam was away on Vacation longer than his friends were.

Sam was away on Vacation longer than do his friends .

Owning a car is still Dan's goal as it was of his parents when they were his age.

Owning a car is still Dan's goal as was of his parents when they were his age.

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28 Jan 2006, 01:41
cool_jonny009 wrote:
Which one of each is correct and why ..?

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers did.

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers were. able to climb.

Sam was away on Vacation longer than his friends were.
on vacation.

Sam was away on Vacation longer than do his friends .

Owning a car is still Dan's goal as it was of his parents when they were his age.

Owning a car is still Dan's goal as was of his parents when they were his age. There is no need to write "it" or "goal" explicitly. These are understood.

I think in all of the bold sentences, the nouns/actions are implicit and there is no need to write them explicitly.
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28 Jan 2006, 01:48
ps_dahiya,

so you are saying that the bold one is right and other option is wrong. Can you pls give the reason why other option of each sentence is worng?

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28 Jan 2006, 01:52
cool_jonny009 wrote:
ps_dahiya,

so you are saying that the bold one is right and other option is wrong. Can you pls give the reason why other option of each sentence is worng?

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cj

What I have written in green in earlier post, try that with other sentence and then see how sentence goes. lets see first one

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers did able to climb.

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers were. able to climb.

Now which one is better.

Am I right guys???
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28 Jan 2006, 09:06
I would choose

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers were.

Sam was away on Vacation longer than his friends were.
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28 Jan 2006, 09:47
cool_jonny009 wrote:
Which one of each is correct and why ..?

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers did.

Julia was able to climb the tree as fast as her brothers were.

Sam was away on Vacation longer than his friends were.

Sam was away on Vacation longer than do his friends .

Owning a car is still Dan's goal as it was of his parents when they were his age.

Owning a car is still Dan's goal as was of his parents when they were his age.

Lets put the sentences in present tense, maybe we'll see more clearly.

Julia is able to climb as fast as her brothers do/are.

Here "do" is correct, I think, because it's an action, a process the author refers to. Accordingly it would be "did" in the sentence proposed by Cool Johnny

Sam is away on vacation longer than
(do) his friends are.

Here it is a situation the author refers to, I think, so that I suggest it's "are". Accordingly it would be "were" in the original sentence.

The third is clearly:
Owning a car is still Dan's goal as it was of his parents when they were his age.
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