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In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in such a way that it takes you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video when clicking on it?

1. What does 'it' in bold refer to? 'a way'?

2. Can I change 'in such a way' to 'in a way'? Why/why not? I have a feeling that 'in a way' requires a verb immediately after it, but can you explain why please?

One must also act in such a way as to be seen to have done the right in the eyes of one's fellow man."

3. What is the meaning of 'as to' here? 'in such a way' is usually followed by a relative clause starting with 'that.' I'm not familiar with as to.

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in such way is specific, and emphasizing
in a way not as specific.
Hi,

In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in such a way that it takes you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video when clicking on it?

1. What does 'it' in bold refer to? 'a way'? Possibly, or perhaps "a time that refers to a particular point in a video".

2. Can I change 'in such a way' to 'in a way'? Why/why not? I don't disagree with what has already been said about emphasis.

I have a feeling that 'in a way' requires a verb immediately after it, I wouldn't say that. It often needs to be followed or associated with some kind of explanation. eg Mary loves Tom in a way. She just does not feel any passion about him.

but can you explain why please?

One must also act in such a way as to be seen to have done the right thing in the eyes of one's fellow man."

3. What is the meaning of 'as to' here? 'in such a way' is usually followed by a relative clause starting with 'that.' I'm not familiar with as to. Didn't we deal with this in your other thread?

Clive
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So if 'in such a way' just adds more emphasis than 'in a way', then does this mean all the following have the same meaning?

a. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in such a way that it takes you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video when clicking on it?

b. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in such a way that clicking on it would take you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video?

c. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in a way that clicking on it would take you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video?

d. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in a way that it takes you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video when clicking on it?
Clive
One must also act in such a way as to be seen to have done the right thing in the eyes of one's fellow man."

3. What is the meaning of 'as to' here? 'in such a way' is usually followed by a relative clause starting with 'that.' I'm not familiar with as to. Didn't we deal with this in your other thread?


The construction is different. There is no 'so' and no adjective.

It seems to mean to me 'in order to', which is different from 'so + adj + as to'
Hi,

So if 'in such a way' just adds more emphasis than 'in a way', then does this mean all the following have the same meaning?

a. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in such a way that it takes you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video when clicking on it?

b. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in such a way that clicking on it would take you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video?

c. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in a way that clicking on it would take you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video?

d. In the comment box for a youtube video, how does one type in a time that refers to a particular point in a video in a way that it takes you to the corresponding moment/snapshot in the video when clicking on it?

Basically, yes. (I haven't analysed every word closely)

Clive
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Hi,

Clive



One must also act in such a way as to be seen to have done the right thing in the eyes of one's fellow man."

3. What is the meaning of 'as to' here? 'in such a way' is usually followed by a relative clause starting with 'that.' I'm not familiar with as to. Didn't we deal with this in your other thread?



The construction is different. There is no 'so' and no adjective.

It seems to mean to me 'in order to', which is different from 'so + adj + as to'

Here's my paraphrase.

One must also act in a way that will allow one to be seen or cause one to be seen to have done the right thing . . .

Clive
Pardon my being so slow with this. What's the difference?

One must also act in such a way as to be seen to have done the right thing in the eyes of one's fellow man."

One must also act in such a way to be seen to have done the right thing in the eyes of one's fellow man."
Hi,

Pardon my being so slow with this. What's the difference?

One must also act in such a way as to be seen to have done the right thing in the eyes of one's fellow man."

act in such a way that the result is to be seen

One must also act in such a way to be seen to have done the right thing in the eyes of one's fellow man."

I would interpret this to mean (act in such a way) (in order to be seen ).

I also find this wording unusual and awkward. If I wanted to convey the meaning of 'in order to', I think I'd say it in some other way.

Clive
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