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    #1

    same as if

    Dear teachers,

    She knows things sitting inside my head same as if I was turned inside out.
    The word “same” is a mistake. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    #2

    Re: same as if

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    The word “same” is a mistake. Is that right?
    No. I would probably say "the same" but that is speaker's choice.

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    #3

    Re: same as if

    Colloquial rather than a mistake as such. It is short for 'the same as if...', i.e. in the same way...

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    #4

    Re: same as if

    Hi, Allenman,

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Do you mean it should be "the same as I thought"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Have a nice weekend.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by allenman View Post
    No. I would probably say "the same" but that is speaker's choice.

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    #5

    Re: same as if

    Hi philo2009,

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Do you mean it should be "the way I thought of it"? I get confused because " in the way " suggests method while "the same " I think suggests contents. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Colloquial rather than a mistake as such. It is short for 'the same as if...', i.e. in the same way...

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    #6

    Re: same as if

    Perhaps if I explain exactly what it means, it will become clearer to you:

    She knows things sitting inside my head in the same way as she would know things sitting inside my head if I was turned inside out.

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    #7

    Re: same as if

    You could have just as if.

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    #8

    Re: same as if

    Hi philo2009,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Perhaps if I explain exactly what it means, it will become clearer to you:

    She knows things sitting inside my head in the same way as she would know things sitting inside my head if I was turned inside out.

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    #9

    Re: same as if

    Dear Tdol,

    Thank you for your suggestion.
    I get confused. I can say "somebody does something just as somebody else does someting". Here as is a conjuction. Is "somebody does something just as if somebody does something" a pattern?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could have just as if.

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