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Thank you very much, David,

Point taken. My bad! I was pushing it!

But isn't this a possibility

Can you act as well as John?

I have never acted in front of a camera and I have never seen John on a stage. All I can tell you is that I can act as well as John (does in front of a camera) on stage.

Can't the part in parentheses be ellipted without any loss in meaning?