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    #1

    as I love her

    1-If you loved a woman, as I love Jane, you would understand my decision.

    Does this mean:
    a-If you loved a woman the way I love Jane, you would understand my decision.
    or:
    b-If you loved a woman, and I love Jane, you would understand my decision.

    I think '1' is somewhere between 'a' and 'b'. For it to mean 'a' one would have to take out the first comma. And yet I get the feeling that the intensity of the love is an issue in '1', but not in 'b'...

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: as I love her

    It means a, and should not have a comma. b is a very unnatural sentence.

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    #3

    Re: as I love her

    B) would be a bit more natural to me if it began with If you had ever loved a woman.

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