- Mumbai, like most big cities, suffers from too much traffic and massive pollution.
- Mumbai, as with most big cities, suffers from too much traffic and massive pollution.
Please correct the above.
- Mumbai, like most other big cities, suffers too much traffic congestion and air pollution.
- Mumbai, as most other big cities do, suffers massive traffic congestion and air pollution.
(Most big cities including Mumbai suffer a very high degree of traffic congestion and air pollution)
I’d let this go -
along with most big cities
would be a bit snappier.
Alan, I have three questions:
- Is ‘from’ necessary? If so, where will we use without ‘from’?
- When you say ‘as with’, is it not ‘as is with’? If so, will it agree with ‘suffers’.
- What is meant by traffic and massive pollution’? Does it mean ‘traffic pollution and massive pollution’? If so, what is massive pollution?
‘Suffer’ on its own suggests ‘endure’ as in - suffer pain - suffer the consequences. 'Suffer from (needed here) is to put up with a particular problem - complaint. Compare She suffers from arthritis but She suffers pain without making a fuss. ‘As with’ suggests here a summary of ‘As is the case with’. Finally I believe the two are separate problems - heavy traffic and pollution.