Is the following sentence gramatically corrent?

He has shown sufficient technical aptitude, as has he high motivation to complete the project earlier.

In this sentence what meant is that the person has shown both the technical aptitude and the high motivation.

I am not sure the as - aux. verb. - subject (e.g. as has he) construction is gramatically correct in such a context. And if it is, what are other conjunctions that could possibly replace it in this context without much changes to the rest of the sentence?

  • It's OK grammatically. The unusual thing about this comparative clause is the position of the subject, which here is located after the verb. The effect of the inversion is to place a contrastive subject in end position, so "high motivation ..." contrasts with "sufficient technical aptitude". I don't think there's an alternative to "as" in this construction. – BillJ Oct 23 '18 at 9:22

As with subject auxiliary verb inversion is used to emphasize the clause. you could also, quite simply, replace as has he with the preposition with, and without the comma.

  • Thank you very much for your reply! So, it is not an error to use this structure in the example sentence? – learner Oct 23 '18 at 7:11
  • it's not a grammatical problem. it simply puts more attention to the fact that he is highly motivated in completing the project. I think (just my opinion) that "with" is cleaner. – Uhtred Ragnarsson Oct 23 '18 at 7:26

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