a. As I played the guitar, he played the piano.
b. Just as I played the guitar, he played the piano.

c. He played the piano as I played the guitar.
d. He played the piano just as I played the guitar.

e. He played the piano as I played the guitar.
f.  He played the piano just as I played the guitar.


Which of the above correspond to which of the below:

1. He played the piano while I played the guitar.
2. He played the piano and I played the guitar.
3. He played the piano because I played the guitar.
4. He played the piano in the same way I played the guitar.

Many thanks.

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Thank you so much David for this clear reply!

I messed up when writing my question! My apologies.

(e) and (f) were supposed to have commas.

e. He played the piano, as I played the guitar.
f.  He played the piano, just as I played the guitar.

Could you tell me which of the following the correspond to:

1. He played the piano while I played the guitar.
2. He played the piano and I played the guitar.
3. He played the piano because I played the guitar.
4. He played the piano in the same way I played the guitar.

Many thanks.

azz posted:
(e) and (f) were supposed to have commas.

e. He played the piano, as I played the guitar.
f.  He played the piano, just as I played the guitar.

Could you tell me which of the following the correspond to:

1. He played the piano while I played the guitar.
2. He played the piano and I played the guitar.
3. He played the piano because I played the guitar.
4. He played the piano in the same way I played the guitar.

Thanks for the revision, Azz. In that case:

(e) --> (1) as an afterthought, (3), and (4) as a very strained afterthought

(f) --> (2)

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