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Message from mohammad51 posted on 16-01-2020 at 21:54:31 (D | E | F)
Thank you in advance
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.
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)
The original is correct, does replaces the verb. Your alternative sentences are also correct, though sometimes heavier.
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