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    #1

    as/that

    The following sentences have been taken from Azar Grammar Exchange forum. I want to know what are differences of meaning between them.

    1. The book was written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was
    published.

    2. The book was written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published.

    Are there any alternative method to express this sentences? What are they?

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    #2

    Re: as/that

    3. "The book was written in the same year in which The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published."
    4. "Hey, you know that book
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Well, this book was written in same year that that one was published!"

    There's no difference in meaning - just syntax, emphasis, register, formality, etc.
    There are hundreds of ways of saying that. My preference would be 3.

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    #3

    Re: as/that

    I would have said 2 was ungrammatical.
    You find that "as" okay?
    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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    #4

    Re: as/that

    I'm with Barb.

    The book was written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
    The book was written in the same year [that] The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published.

    "As" works in the first but has no place in the second. Of course, the two sentences have different meanings. The first means they were written in the same year. The second refers to the writing of one and the publication of the other.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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