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    Which is correct:
    1-My heart isn't as empty as it seems.
    2-My heart isn't empty as it seems.
    3-My heart isn't empty, as it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Which is correct:
    1-My heart isn't as empty as it seems.
    2-My heart isn't empty as it seems.
    3-My heart isn't empty, as it seems.
    I'd say all of them.

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    (2) will not be accepted on an English proficiency test; and (3) is unlikely to appear on one.

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    Is the meaning of 3 different to the meaning of 1? Doesn't 3 correspond to A rather than to B?
    A) It seems it is empty, but it isn't empty.
    B) It is not as empty as it seems.

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    Your original question wasn't about meaning, was it, Navi? Sorry if I missed your intent. My take:

    1-My heart isn't as empty as it seems-- MY HEART IS LESS EMPTY THAN IT APPEARS TO BE.

    2-My heart isn't empty as it seems. AS (1) WITH 'AS' ELIDED.

    3-My heart isn't empty, as it seems. MY HEART IS APPARENTLY NOT EMPTY.

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    Thanks Mr. Micawber,
    Actually I wanted to ask whether there was a difference in their meanings in the origianl post but then I don't know why I thought I'd do this in two parts. I guess that wasn't the smartest thing to do!

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