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    How would I phrase it?

    I don't know how to say this; I want say, "Just as ABCs used to do in 17th century, XYZs had started doing it in 18th century".

    Or, just as ABC were hit by a worse situation in 17th century, XYZ were exposed to the same in 18th century

    ABC,XYZ= Peoples(Romans, Ottomans etc)

    Respected teachers! Kindly help me phrase it.
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    Re: How would I phrase it?

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    I don't know how to say this; I want say, "Just as ABCs used to do in 17th century, XYZs had started doing it in 18th century".

    Or, just as ABC were hit by a worse situation in 17th century, XYZ were exposed to the same in 18th century

    ABC,XYZ= Peoples(Romans, Ottomans etc)

    Respected teachers! Kindly help me phrase it.
    I think that for it to make sense you need to say what it is that they used to do.

    Just as the Romans used to do in the 17th century, the Ottomans spoke latin in the 18th century - for example.

    Just as the Romans were hit by a terrible epidemic in the 17th century, the Ottomans were exposed to the same thing in the 18th century.

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    Re: How would I phrase it?

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    I don't know how to say this; I want say, "Just as ABCs used to do in 17th century, XYZs had started doing it in 18th century".

    Or, just as ABC were hit by a worse situation in 17th century, XYZ were exposed to the same in 18th century

    ABC,XYZ= Peoples(Romans, Ottomans etc)

    Respected teachers! Kindly help me phrase it.
    How about: Just as the ABC's had done in the 17th century, the XYZ's began it in the 18th century. In your second example, use the definite article "the" before the names and the centuries.

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