I'd like to know all of these mean the same without changing meaning.

  1. I didn't design it in the way you'd asked us to.

  2. I designed it in a different way from the way you'd asked us to.

  3. I designed it differently than you'd asked us to.

  4. The way you'd asked us to design it is different from the way we actually did.

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Except for number 4 being we instead of I, yes, they basically mean the same thing.

  • Right. But I would spell out "you had" rather than using the contraction "you'd". I don't know why. Or you could shorten it to "you", putting it all in simple past tense. Aug 24, 2015 at 8:49

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