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    #1

    like/as to

    1-The old gentleman gave me a pat on the back, as to a son.
    2-The old gentleman gave me a pat on the back as to a son.

    3-The old gentleman gave me a pat on the back, like a son.

    4-The old gentleman gave me a pat on the back like a son.

    5-The old gentleman gave me a pat on the back, as a father does to a son.
    6-The old gentleman gave me a pat on the back, like a father to a son.

    Which of these work if I am like the son and he is like the father?


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: like/as to

    1, 5, and 6.
    2 needs the comma.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: like/as to

    Thank you very much Barb_D.

    Would 5 and 6 work without the comma?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #4

    Re: like/as to

    They'd be OK.

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