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The sentiments expressed in the tweets can be as accurate a measure as is found with precedental researches.

If I change this sentence into the following ones, which one would be correct?

  1. The sentiments expressed in the tweets can be as accurate a measure as the sentiments that is found with precedental researches.

  2. The sentiments expressed in the tweets can be as accurate a measure as a measure that is found with precedental researches.

  • 1 is understandable. About 2...I understand that as well not necessary to express it like that. Both are correct. – Grizzly Oct 15 '15 at 23:29
  • The first is not correct since there not a subject/verb agreement in the last as clause. – Hot Licks Jan 16 '16 at 3:31
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You are actually creating redundancy by rephrasing the original sentence to your examples.

As has a definition as a pronoun in Merriam-Webster:

  1. as pronoun

that, who, which —used after same or such

"that kind of fruit as maids call medlars — Shakespeare"

"I received the same grade as you did."

The sentiments expressed in the tweets can be as accurate a measure as (which/that) is found with precedental researches.

In No. 1 example, the antecedent of "as" is "a measure" and you can't rephrase using "the sentiments". "Are" is required after "sentiments that", not is.

No. 2 example is redundant as "a measure" is repeated.

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