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    Default Would these sentences have the same meaning?

    As the monk transcended he died. (meaning: He died right at the peak of his transcendence?)
    As the monk was transcending he died. (meaning: He died more in the middle of the transcendence?)

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    Default Re: Would these sentences have the same meaning?

    The latter is past continuous, which implies that an event took place during a certain action which interrupts the action.

    "As I was studying, the fire alarm rang" - I had to stop studying and leave the building.

    "As I studied, the fire alarm rang" - I kept on studying and ignored it.

    So I guess in your example you want to use the former, since the past continuous would imply that he died before he could complete the transcension.

    (Or you could just wait for Gizmo to explain it using the proper words.

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    Default Re: Would these sentences have the same meaning?

    The sentences do not mean the same thing, Jiggits explanation is correct.
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    Default Re: Would these sentences have the same meaning?

    Thank ya`

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    Shame it's not big enough to put "I CAN HAZ GRAMMAR!"
    Quote Originally Posted by Cytrix View Post
    Organising anything with ALTs is like herding cats on catnip

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonath View Post
    We Jeeperneez are express all emotion through money. Wedding is happy money. Funeral is sad money. Izakaya is friendship money. Girl-bar is almost-sex money. But babby-borning is bery happy money, as no babby in Japan. All babby is special so we is givings much money as presento for babby.

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