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    just as (part II)

    1) As his older brother played tennis so did he.
    2) Just as his older brother played tennis, so did he.


    Do these mean
    a) His older brother played tennis and so did he.
    b) He played tennis in
    the same way his older brother did.
    c) He played tennis because his older brother did.
    d) He played tennis at the same time as his older brother did.

    I think '1' could mean 'a' or 'c' or 'd' and '2' could mean 'a' or 'd'.

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    #2

    Re: just as (part II)

    What happened to b)?

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    #3

    Re: just as (part II)

    Thank you very much, Tdol,

    I don't think either of them could mean 'b', to tell you the truth. Judging by your question, I guess I am wrong.

    For that meaning I would put the 'as' phrases at the end of the sentences.

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    Re: just as (part II)

    Actually, I agree with your interpretations. I was just wondering what b) was doing in there.

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