the same as clause

Point 101 in CLAUSES & comparatives is defined as

‘THE SAME’ (+ NOUN) + ‘AS’ + CLAUSE

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 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

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

94
THE SAME WAY AS I DO . 75