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    as in the old days

    1-At the party we did not dance as in the days of our youth.

    Does this mean:
    1a-We did not dance at all but we used to dance in the days of our youth
    or:
    1b-We did not dance in the manner we danced in when we were young?


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    2-At the party we did not dance, as in the days of our youth.

    Does this mean:
    2c-We did not dance at all but we used to dance in the days of our youth
    or:
    2d-We did not dance in the days of our youth and we did not dance at the party either.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: as in the old days

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-At the party we did not dance as in the days of our youth.

    1a-We did not dance at all but we used to dance in the days of our youth
    or:
    1b-We did not dance in the manner we danced in when we were young?
    It probably means #1b

    2-At the party we did not dance, as in the days of our youth.

    2c-We did not dance at all but we used to dance in the days of our youth
    or:
    2d-We did not dance in the days of our youth and we did not dance at the party either.
    It probably means #2c.

    Only context will make the intended meanings clear.

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