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Grammar Question



Jennings Teacher
Korea, South

Grammar Question
 
Why is "as they have" wrong in the following sentence? 


"Well, real escapologists have less excitement than they are depicted as they have." 


I know it ´s wrong and should be "as having" instead of "as they have" but I have no idea why it is wrong or how to explain it. Can anyone help me?  

1 Jul 2012      



Apodo
Australia

It is the way we use depicted.
We say:
They (Escapologists) are depicted as having a lot of excitement. 
Australians are usually depicted as being sun-tanned and sports-loving, but of course many of us aren ´t.
 
We don’t say:
They are depicted as they have a lot of excitement.
 
 
 
 

 

 

2 Jul 2012