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1. He is a good actor as much as he is a good singer. (Is this sentence correct?)
2. He is as much good in acting as he is in singing. (Is this sentence correct as well, though It may differ from the first one in meaning?)
3. He is as good in acting as he is in singing (Actually I cannot decide whether 2 is correct or 3 is).
4. As he is a good actor, so he is a good singer. (Is this correct and similar to the any sentence from 1,2 and 3?)
Last edited by Nousher Ahmed
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Hi, Nousher—

1. He is a good actor as much as he is a good singer. (Is this sentence correct?)

No, that sentence is not correct. Here is how it should be revised:

(1a) He is as good an actor as he is a singer.

2. He is as much good in acting as he is in singing. (Is this sentence correct as well, though It may differ from the first one in meaning?)

No, that sentence is also incorrect. You need to delete "much":

(2a) He is as good in acting as he is in singing.

3. He is as good in acting as he is in singing (Actually I cannot decide whether 2 is correct or 3 is).

Yes, that sentence is correct. It matches my revision of (2) above.

3. As he is a good actor, so he is a good singer. (Is this correct and similar to the any sentence from 1,2 and 3?)

Yes, it's OK. My preference would be to begin with "Just as," though.

Hi, Nousher—

No, that sentence is not correct. Here is how it should be revised:

(1a) He is as good an actor as he is a singer.

No, that sentence is also incorrect. You need to delete "much":

(2a) He is as good in acting as he is in singing.

Yes, that sentence is correct. It matches my revision of (2) above.

Yes, it's OK. My preference would be to begin with "Just as," though.

Do (Just) As he is a good actor, so he is a good singer and He is as good an actor as he is a singer mean same?

No, Nousher. The one is about his being both an actor and a singer, and the other is about his acting at the same level at which he sings.

Sir, actually I am not sure about the meaning of  (Just) As he is a good actor, so he is a good singer. That is why mistakenly I considered their meanings are same.

 

Will you please rewrite (Just) As he is a good actor, so he is a good singer, which meaning is very similar to (Just) As he is a....? It will help me understand where this sentence construction should be used.

Sir, actually I am not sure about the meaning of  (Just) As he is a good actor, so he is a good singer.

The sentence above means: He is both a good actor and a good singer or He is a good actor as well as a good singer.

In line with what David explained to you, (just) as and so are not intensifiers comparing the quality of his acting and his singing but function as correlative conjunctions coordinating the clauses he is a good actor and he is a good singer. 

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor

The sentence above means: He is both a good actor and a good singer or He is a good actor as well as a good singer.

In line with what David explained to you, (just) as and so are not intensifiers comparing the quality of his acting and his singing but function as correlative conjunctions coordinating the clauses he is a good actor and he is a good singer. 

Thanks sir! Now I have got the fact!

 

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