Change your mind as you will, you will gain no…

Discussion in 'English Only' started by karlalou, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. karlalou Senior Member

    母国語:日本語
    This speaker sounds sure on ‘you will change your mind’, right?
    Isn’t it an imperative sentence?

    This sentence appears in a grammar site under the category of concessive clause. It says this sentence can’t be explained as a participial construction and there’s a theory says that it’s a case of an inversion. It says only that and I can’t get what it’s saying..

    Is this saying “You will change your mind anyway but then you will not gain any additional support”?
    Or “Go ahead and change your mind as you will, and you will gain no additional support”?
    Or “Change your mind as you will, or you won’t get any additional support”?
     
  2. Hildy1 Senior Member

    English - US and Canada
    You may change your mind as much as you like, but you will not get any additional support.
     
  3. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    Change your mind as you will, you will gain no additional support. = “Go ahead and change your mind in whatever way you want, but you will gain no additional support”
     
  4. karlalou Senior Member

    母国語:日本語
    Thank you. :)
     

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