doing no more than is her duty

diegoclegane

Senior Member
Mandarin-China
Hi guys,
I come across a grammatical matter in A Game of Thrones. Here is an excerpt:

"That's enough." Her father's voice was curt and hard. "The septa is doing no more than is her duty. Your mother and I have charged her with the impossible task of making you a lady."

I feel confused. Why there is the bold "is" in the underline sentence. If I were her father, I would say " The septa is doing no more than her duty." instead, or "What the septa is doing is no more than her duty."

What do you think?
 
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  • VicNicSor

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    Russian
    I'd say it like this: "The septa is doing no more than what her duty is."

    If I watched it I think I wouldn't pay attention to this, but I agree, though, the grammar is odd here.
     
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