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

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5  THE SAME AS IT USED TO BE207
8  THE SAME AS IT WAS BEFORE .143
9  THE SAME AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN132
10  THE SAME AS IT HAS BEEN FOR124

 

  THE SAME ORDER AS THEY APPEAR IN

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THE SAME WAY AS I DO .75