the same (NOUN) as + CLAUSE

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.

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But Alan says none of us are the same as we were a moment ago and we shouldn’t try to be.

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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

The gap is about the same as it was in the 1950s.

287
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

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THE SAME WAY AS I DO. 75

 

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