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    as to his child

    1-He talked angrily to me, as to his child.

    Does this sentence mean:


    a-He talked angrily to me and to his child as well.
    b-He talked angrily to me in the same way he talked angrily to his child. (would the sentence work with this meaning given that there is a comma before as?)
    c-He talked angrily to me as if I were his child. (won't one need 'as if' instead of 'as' for this meaning to work?)


    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Last edited by navi tasan; 07-Jul-2014 at 07:43.

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    Re: as to his child

    Yes, the third one (c) is the best choice. (Yes, "as if" would be better than the text, but who's perfect?)

    (Shouldn't you be giving advice by now? )

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    Re: as to his child

    Is there that much difference between b) and c)?

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    #4

    Re: as to his child

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Is there that much difference between b) and c)?
    Definitely! IMHO, the second sentence (b) refers to a specific instance when the individual spoke angrily to his child. In the third sentence (c), the speaker states that the individual spoke to him as if he were a child (his child).


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    Re: as to his child

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Is there that much difference between b) and c)?
    A lot more words in b).

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