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I have some questions confusing me.

(I work in a cafe.)

  1. Is this the same order as she said.
  2. Is this the same order as what she said.

What is the difference between 1 and 2 and which one is correct?

  1. Is this the same as she said
  2. Is this the same as what she said.

Do 3, 4 have the same meaning as 1, 2?

  • While some of these are preferable to others, I would avoid all four. – RegDwigнt Jun 28 at 23:07
  • The examples are unnatural; people don't say orders, they make or give them them, depending on the context. (Made is for ordering food, and gave is for issuing a command.) It would be better (although still not completely natural) to compare (1) Is this the same order as she (made / gave)? with (2) Is this the same order as what she she (made / gave)?* – Jason Bassford Jun 28 at 23:12
  • Note that sentence 3 and 4 sound a lot more natural than 1 and 2, and are actually what I might expect to be said. (I would never expect to hear 1 or 2.) – Jason Bassford Jun 28 at 23:15
  • "Is this the same as her order" or "is this the same order as hers" would be more natural. "Is this her order" would mean that you were asking if this was her actual order rather than one just like it. – Alan Jun 29 at 1:27
  • Thx for replies but my questions are not answered yet. I think I should've said the situation. She is not the one who made the order and it doesn't matter which one is more natural. I just want to know grammatically what is the difference between with what and without what. Reading these comments, I guess 1,2,3,4 are grammatically correct. Right? – SeongEun Bae Jun 29 at 3:41

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