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    Pro-form/example

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    Pro-form/example
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 16-01-2020 at 21:54:31 (D | E | F)
    Hello
    Could anyone say his idea give their opinion please?
    Thank you in advance
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    Is the pro-form in this way correct in the sentence in blue ?
    I noticed this sentence online someone wrote.
    She mothers her plants as she does her children.

    I suggest it is better to write :
    She mothers her plants as she mothers her children.
    OR She mothers both her plants and her children.
    OR for emphasis : She mothers her plant as she does mother her children.
    OR She mothers her plants as she does with her children.
    I think the original sentence is confusing.

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    Edited by lucile83 on 16-01-2020 22:28
    Better question in green



    Re: Pro-form/example from gerondif, posted on 16-01-2020 at 22:10:03 (D | E)
    Hello
    The original is correct, does replaces the verb. Your alternative sentences are also correct, though sometimes heavier.




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