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such long novels

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:43 pm
by azz
a. Why don't you write such long novels as you used to?

b. Why don't you write such long novels as the ones you used to write?

c. Why don't you write long novels like the ones you used to write?




In which case is it possible that you still write long novels, but they are unlike the ones you used to write?

In which case does the speaker simply want the addressee to write long novels and in which case does the speaker want the addressee to write novels that are long and similar to the ones he or she used to write?


Many thanks.

Re: such long novels

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:24 am
by Alan
I can tell you only that all are grammatical and that the overt focus of the comparison is the length of the novels. Other factors or implications will be subject to sense/context.