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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-I telegraphed the message to you as to John.
    2-I telegraphed the message to you like to John.
    (Here I have telegraphed the message in the same way)

    3-I telegraphed the message to you, as to John.
    4-I telegraphed the message to you, like to John.
    (Here I telegraphed the message to you as well as to John. The question of how I telegraphed it is not raised.)

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    2-colloquial, some would not like it
    4-same as 2

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    Your sample sentences may be technically correct, grammatically speaking, but I am not happy with any of them. Instead, your explanations make much more sense. I would say I sent the same message to you that I did John or I sent your message and John's message the same way. (Most people would, I think, say sent and not telegraphed, although telegraphed is used.

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