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    #1

    the same to X as to Y

    Hello there ,

    Can anybody please clarify which one is right ?

    1. The sea would appear THE SAME TO A SAILOR AS TO A CAPTAIN .

    2. The sea would appear THE SAME TO A SAILOR AS IT WOULD TO A CAPTAIN .

    The answer to this one is option 1. But why not option 2 ? The second options seems to be clearer to me than the first.

    Please reply.

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    Re: the same to X as to Y

    They're both fine. #1 is simply more succinct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: the same to X as to Y

    Quote Originally Posted by hellother View Post
    Hello there ,

    Can anybody please clarify which one is right ?

    1. The sea would appear THE SAME TO A SAILOR AS TO A CAPTAIN .

    2. The sea would appear THE SAME TO A SAILOR AS IT WOULD TO A CAPTAIN .

    The answer to this one is option 1. But why not option 2 ? The second options seems to be clearer to me than the first.

    Please reply.
    The following are also correct (but not necessarily as stylistically good) :
    3. The sea would appear THE SAME TO A SAILOR AS it would appear TO A CAPTAIN.
    4. The sea would appear THE SAME TO A SAILOR AS the sea would TO A CAPTAIN.
    5. The sea would appear THE SAME TO A SAILOR AS the sea would appear TO A CAPTAIN.

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    #4

    Re: the same to X as to Y

    Thanks for the reply .
    Now it is clear.

    HAVE A NICE DAY !

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    #5

    Re: the same to X as to Y

    Quote Originally Posted by hellother View Post
    Thanks for the reply.
    Now it is clear.

    HAVE A NICE DAY!
    You're welcome.

    Please remember that we do not put a space before a punctuation mark at the end of a sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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