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    as I did

    a. He didn't care about it, just as I did.
    b. He didn't care about it, as I did.

    Can't these sentences mean two things:

    1. I did care and he didn't.
    2. He didn't care and neither did I.

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    Re: as I did

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    a. He didn't care about it, just as I did.
    b. He didn't care about it, as I did.

    Can't these sentences mean two things:

    1. I did care and he didn't.
    2. He didn't care and neither did I.
    a. is not a good sentence, and I doubt whether you'd come across it.
    b. is ambiguous. But it can be disambiguated in speech by stressing did.

    With the comma, b tends to mean 2. But it's more likely to be a badly written sentence intended to mean 1.
    Without the comma, b means 1.
    He didn't [care about it as I did.]

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