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Are these sentences correct:
1-I telegraphed the message to you as to John.
2-I telegraphed the message to you like to John.
(Here I have telegraphed the message in the same way)

3-I telegraphed the message to you, as to John.
4-I telegraphed the message to you, like to John.
(Here I telegraphed the message to you as well as to John. The question of how I telegraphed it is not raised.)
 

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1-yes
2-colloquial, some would not like it
3-yes
4-same as 2
 

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Your sample sentences may be technically correct, grammatically speaking, but I am not happy with any of them. Instead, your explanations make much more sense. I would say I sent the same message to you that I did John or I sent your message and John's message the same way. (Most people would, I think, say sent and not telegraphed, although telegraphed is used.
 
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