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    manner or act

    1-I didn't talk to him as you did.

    Can this sentence (without a comma) mean:
    1a-I didn't talk to him but you did.
    The 'normal' meaning as far as I know is: 1b-I didn't talk to him in the same manner as you did.

    2-I wasn't kind as you were.

    Can this sentence (without a comma) mean:
    2a-I wasn't kind but you were.
    The 'normal' meaning being: I wasn't kind in the same way (to the same extent) as you were.

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    Re: manner or act

    Hello Navi

    I'd agree that such sentences are ambiguous; and using the comma helps to distinguish between the possible meanings.

    (I would say that "as" in your "comma" versions functions as a pronoun, and = "which".)

    See you,

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