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Offline azz

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as was ordered
« on: May 19, 2020, 10:20:20 pm »
a. I don't have a big blue box, as was ordered. But I have a big red one.
b. I don't have a big blue box, as ordered. But I have a big red one.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct and comprehensible?

A big blue box was ordered. I don't have one. But I have a big red box.

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c. I don't have a box as ordered. I have other kinds of boxes.
d. I don't have a box as was ordered. I have other kinds of boxes.



Is the above sentence grammatically correct and comprehensible?

I don't have a box with the specifications in the order, but I have other kinds of boxes.

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Re: as was ordered
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 02:02:07 pm »
Yes - but not natural.

Something like...
I ordered a big blue box but you have sent me a big red one.
I am afraid I don't have the (kind of) box you ordered; but I have other kinds of boxes.

What were you trying to do with your original sentences?
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Re: as was ordered
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 10:29:17 pm »
Thank you Duncan.

I saw something like those written somewhere and I thought the sentence as strange.

Incidentally, I am not sure that the first two cannot have another meaning: I was ordered not to have a big blue box and I don't have one.

That'll be a strange thing to say!

I order you not to have a big blue box! The president is allergic to them!

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Re: as was ordered
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 08:57:48 am »
I think that is unlikely.
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Duncan