"as in the law so is in the license 'ignorance of the law is no excuse' "

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roniy

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ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
"as in the law so is with licenses 'ignorance of the law is no excuse' "

Is the bold part correct grammatically ??
 
  • Orange Blossom

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    U.S.A. English
    Something occured to me:

    If I say: It is the same with licenses as it is with the law . . . In this sentence, the listeners are familiar with the principal in question as it relates to the law, and the speaker is saying that it is no different with licenses.

    But, if I say: It is the same with the law as with licenses . . . the listeners are familiar with the principal in question as it relates licenses, and the speaker is saying that it is no different with the law.

    From the construction of the original sentence, I think that roniy needs to use the first structure I supplied.

    Orange Blossom
     
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