The omission of a subject and 'be verb'

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Do the following four sentences mean the same?

 

 1.  He likes listening to music while he drives.

 2.  He likes listening to music while driving.

 3.  He likes listening to music as he drives.

 4.  He likes listening to music as driving.

 

asked May 03 '11 at 05:27 Setsuo Ishii New member

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3 and 4 give a vague sense that this man likes listening to music as much as or to the same degree as he likes driving.  

 

The first two sentences are more clear.  I understand that what he likes is listening to music when he is driving.

 

Using 'as' in sentences 3 and 4 signals some sort of comparison between things that are similar.

 

For example: "I am as smart as he is."  OR "I like to listen to music  just as I like to drive."

 

link comment answered May 04 '11 at 10:42 Kimberly Expert
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I couldn't understand that sentence 3 means some sort of comparison.

 

sentence 4. "He likes listening to music as (he likes) driving (a car). I get it.

 

but, Isn't it possible to think sentence 3 "He likes listening to music as he drives. = He likes listening to music as he drives (a car)."?

 

 

link comment answered May 06 '11 at 13:03 Dean New member

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