In this instance, does 'as' function as a conjunction or as an adverb?
(1) 'Their circumstances are not nearly the same as those of the people feeling their homelands.'
Would you classify 'fulfill our moral duty to help' and 'allows us to control who' as complex verbal groups?
(2) 'While we must fulfill our moral duty to help people in desperate need, we must also have an immigration system that allows us to control who comes into our country.'
I wouldn't classify them as individual complex verbal groups given that the second verb has a different subject. Would you agree with me? (I'm looking at the grammar from a functional ptv.)
Also, I am inclined to think that 'Thanks to our help, ...' functions as a subordinate clause, I would just like to ask if anyone else thinks this plausible?