1. as again

Are these sentences correct:
1-He told all he knew to me, as a father would to a son.
2-He told all he knew to me, as a father does to a son.
3-He told all he knew to me, like a father to a son.
MEANING OF 1, 2 AND 3: He did the same thing that a father does for his son: he told me all he knew.

4-He told all he knew to me as a father would to a son.
5-He told all he knew to me as a father does to a son.
6-He told all he knew to me like a father to a son.
MEANING OF 4, 5 AND 6: He told me all he knew in the same manner a father would tell all he knew to his son.

2. Re: as again

[quote=navi tasan;309721]Are these sentences correct:
1-He told all he knew to me, as a father would to a son.
2-He told all he knew to me, as a father does to a son.
3-He told all he knew to me, like a father to a son.
MEANING OF 1, 2 AND 3: He did the same thing that a father does for his son: he told me all he knew.

4-He told all he knew to me as a father would to a son.
5-He told all he knew to me as a father does to a son.
6-He told all he knew to me like a father to a son.
MEANING OF 4, 5 AND 6: He told me all he knew in the same manner a father would tell all he knew to his son. [/quote

Here 'as' does the function of a suordinating conjuction to join a dependent clause showing similarity. So the meaning of the dependent clause should be same as the main clause. Both the sentences can be made right by correcting their tense forms, as:
He told all he knew to me as a father would do to a son.
He told all he knew to me as a father did to a son.

3. Re: as again

Originally Posted by navi tasan
Are these sentences correct:
1-He told all he knew to me, as a father would to a son.
2-He told all he knew to me, as a father does to a son.
3-He told all he knew to me, like a father to a son.
MEANING OF 1, 2 AND 3: He did the same thing that a father does for his son: he told me all he knew.

4-He told all he knew to me as a father would to a son.
5-He told all he knew to me as a father does to a son.
6-He told all he knew to me like a father to a son.
MEANING OF 4, 5 AND 6: He told me all he knew in the same manner a father would tell all he knew to his son.
I don't like any of them. Perhaps:
He tole me all he knew much as a father would to a son.

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