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ian_english

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Chinese-Shanghai
I'm confused. Do I say "I have revised the essay as we discussed it yesterday" or do I say "I have revised the essay as we discussed yesterday" and why?
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    You say the second. I don't have a great explanation for it. Perhaps someone else will explain it.
    I think it's for the same reason that we say "As we learned yesterday, the Moon is made of green cheese," not "As we learned it yesterday..." What we're indicating after the word "as" is the manner in which something is done.
     

    ian_english

    Senior Member
    Chinese-Shanghai
    I think it's for the same reason that we say "As we learned yesterday, the Moon is made of green cheese," not "As we learned it yesterday..." What we're indicating after the word "as" is the manner in which something is done.
    But we always say "as he puts it", "as he tells it". That is what seems to defy logic to me.
     
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