I would like to know which of two beginnings of a phrase

As explained here.../ As is explained here...

is grammatically correct? I just found a book where "As explained here,..." is used, but this sounds strange to me, am I wrong?

  • I think "As explained here" is the best usage.Please go through the link AS IS
    – anish
    Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 6:43
  • @anish That's a different "as is".
    – user230
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 14:06

1 Answer 1


In the case of "As explained here", "explained" is used in role of adjective. It is a common, correct construct. It's the same construct as

"As a young scout, you are entitled to a discount ticket".

The other construct makes it into a complex sentence:

Since you are a young scout, you are entitled to a discount ticket."

Both constructs are correct, but the first one flows more naturally. Just watch out that you make the subjects match:

As a young scout, a llama bit me when I was on a trip at a zoo garden."

No, the llama was not a young scout at that time.


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