as such 'therefore'

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Mon Nov 21 13:21:55 UTC 2005

From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
> "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU> wrote:

>> just came across "as such" 'therefore, as a result, and so' in

>> Matt Adams, Hustlers, Escorts, and Porn Stars: The Insider's Guide
>> to Male Prostitution in America (Las Vegas NV: Insider's Guide, 2nd
>> ed. 1999).

>> p. 36: Many hustlers either live at home or live with roommates. As
>>  such, many hustlers operate in alleys or back streets where they
>> can perform their services in the front seat of the car or at a
>> secluded outdoor area. [i would have used a commas before the
>> second "or", but that's not what i'm looking at here.

> I had an upper-division student in 2003 who used this construction
> regularly.

You mean this usage isn't standard?


David, who was seriously surprised
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