Can subject in subordinated clause be omitted if it's same as in main clause even if verb isn't be-copular? E.g.:

It's helpful as removes pain.

  • I can't understand what your asking, but your specific example is definitely not grammatical.
    – Esther
    Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 20:30

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No, the subject can't be removed, but you can use a pronoun instead of repeating the subject noun. For example:

Aspirin is helpful, as it removes pain.

  • I've seen lines "It's alright As long as kills the pain" in the song "Comfortable Place". Isn't it used correctly? Cuz there is elipsis of subject in line "As long as kills the pain" Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 14:24
  • It is NOT used correctly in the song. It should be "as long as it kills the pain" Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 0:14
  • Song lyrics often use incorrect grammar to match the beat or emphasize key words, or for other reasons. They are usually not good models of or evidence for proper usage. Commented Aug 28, 2022 at 17:25

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