ride the surf as with a surfboard

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nagomi

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Korean
"the swell of the sea breaking on shore or reefs; the foam produced by this; to ride the surf as with a surfboard; to search through a computer network for information:"

How is "as with" used in "to ride the surf as with"?

I've always known that "as with" is the same as "the same as" or "equal to". If this were right, my interpretation os the sentence above would be strange; "to ride the wave just in the same way a surfboard would do."

I think it would better be "as (people would) with", but can't be sure without checking it.

source: serf
 
  • nagomi

    Senior Member
    Korean
    I think we should read it as "to ride the surf, as one might do with a surfboard".
    I think the point here is how to use "as" in this type of structure.

    Can I say "I drove the car as to destroy it" or "I spoked to him as of good news"?

    On the assumption that "as" works as a device of hypothesis.
     
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