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    #1

    like/as never before

    Which are correct:

    1) He is going to thrash John like he has never been thrashed before.

    2) He is going to thrash John as he has never been thrashed before.

    3) He is going to thrash John like he has never been thrashed.

    4) He is going to thrash John as he has never been thrashed.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: like/as never before

    1 and 3.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: like/as never before

    I'd use 1 & 3 too, but wouldn't object to the others.

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    #4

    Re: like/as never before

    Using "as" is ambiguous. It could be read to mean "because".

    I'm going to thrash you because you have never been thrashed before.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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