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    #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.

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    #2

    Exclamation 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.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 16-Jun-2008 at 01:32.

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    #3

    Re: as again

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    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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