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as said

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:59 am
by navi
1-He didn't go there, as he says.
Does he tell the truth?

2-He didn't go there, as he says he did.
Is this sentence correct?

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:22 am
by Alan
1. Yes: the speaker is affirming that his statement about not having gone there is correct.

2. Not with the comma: 'as' here is - i.e. is intended as - a conjunction (not a sentential relative pronoun as in #1) introducing a predication adjunct, and, as such, requires no comma.