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as in the days #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:11 am   as in the days
 

1-These days young people do not sing as in the good old days.

Does this mean:
1a-These days young people do not sing at all but in the good old days young people did sing
or:
1b-These days young people do not sing in the same manner in which the young people sang in the good old days

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2-These days young people do not sing, as in the good old days.

Does this mean:
2c-These days young people do not sing at all but in the good old days young people did sing
or:
2d-These days young people do not sing and young people did not sing in the good old days either

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as in the days #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:43 am   as in the days
 

Sentence 1 is ambiguous, and could mean 1a or 1b.
Sentence 2 is not ambiguous. 2d is what 2 is saying.
I suspect 2c is what the author intended. He should have written something more like "These days, young people do not sing, unlike in the good old times.
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as in the days #3 (permalink) Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:49 pm   as in the days
 

Beesneees,
1. These days, young people do not sing, as in the good old days.
2. These days, young people do not sing, unlike in the good old times.
Could you please explain the difference in meaning between the two sentences?
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as in the days #4 (permalink) Sun Apr 07, 2013 13:27 pm   as in the days
 

Why not ask SteveThomas, Allifathima? He wrote the second sentence.
Personally I would have used '... unlike (they did) in the good old days' or '... unlike (they did) in past times/times past' there.
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as in the days #5 (permalink) Mon Apr 08, 2013 0:52 am   as in the days
 

Allifathima wrote:
Beesneees,
1. These days, young people do not sing, as in the good old days.
2. These days, young people do not sing, unlike in the good old times.
Could you please explain the difference in meaning between the two sentences?

"as" means that things are similar
"unlike" means things are dissimilar.
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