In the English Grammar Profile, B2 point 101 in CLAUSES & comparatives is defined as
‘THE SAME’ (+ NOUN) + ‘AS’ + CLAUSE
In the following example ‘way’ can be removed:
I want to be around as many people as possible who feel the same way as I do.
But Alan says none of us are the same as we were a moment ago and we shouldn’t try to be.
Sadly there is no mention of whether this is only finite clauses because in iWeb a great deal of the following verbs are participles suggesting this is usually followed by non-finite clauses.
the same as * * *
Here we include only those that show the following S-V. What we notice is that it seems to refer to past times.
|2|| THE SAME AS IT WAS IN THE
|5||THE SAME AS IT USED TO BE||207|
|8||THE SAME AS IT WAS BEFORE.||143|
|9||THE SAME AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN||132|
|10||THE SAME AS IT HAS BEEN FOR||124|
| THE SAME ORDER AS THEY APPEAR IN
|THE SAME WAY AS I DO.||75|