“He is still out there somewhere, perhaps looking for another body to share… not being truly alive, he cannot be killed. He left Quirrell to die; he shows just as little mercy to his followers as his enemies.” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
I’ve been told three ways of seeing as:
- After ‘as’, ‘he shows to’ is omitted,
- ‘to’ is omitted,
- nothing is omitted.
And now I’m very confused about how to read the as. Is ‘as’ a conjunction or a preposition; is there any omission after it or not?