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as rapidly as

Post by azz » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 am

a. As rapidly as they are moving, they'll be here soon.

b. As hard as John hit Henry, Henry must be in a lot of pain right now.

Are the above sentences grammatically correct and meaningful?

I am confused.

Generally, when 'as' is used like this with adjectives, the meaning is usually 'although'.

c. As precise as this instrument is, it sometimes gives wrong readings.

I don't think that could be used in a 'positive' sense.

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Re: as rapidly as

Post by Alan » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:06 am

Yes, the sentences are semantically strange.

--> Moving this rapidly, they'll be here soon. (etc.)