Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    navi tasan is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    2,683

    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?


    ============================

    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.

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    29,209

    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •