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Post by navi » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:35 pm

1) The disease did not affect my vision the way it does with so many people.
2) The disease did not affect my vision like it does with so many people.
3) The disease did not affect my vision as it does with so many people.


Do they mean that it did affect my vision but not in the manner it affected the vision of so many people, or that it did not affect my vision at all?


Gratefully,
Navi
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Post by trolley » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:04 pm

In examples 2 and 3, I don't think your vision was affected at all. Example 1 may be a little less clear but I would assume your vision was not affected. I think if all 3 had a comma after "vision", I'd even be more that sure your vision was not impacted at all.
I would tend to think that if you did mean that your vision was affected, but differently or to a lesser extent, then that's what you would have said
" The disease did not affect my vision in the (same) way it does with so many people."
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