I have three questions to ask:
Could you please explain if the following sentences bear the same meaning?
a. It happenened there was no one in the house. (this is old fashioned writing)
b. No one happened to be in the house.
There is no real difference in meaning other than what I noted above.
Could you please kindly explain the difference between 'fight' and 'battle'? I think the former can refer to children's actions when they hit each other. The latter relates to war. For example, in the battle the enemy was defeated. Is that right?
A battle can be a series of fights in a military sense. A fight can be a single event, however it can be ongoing too.
He had to battle to overcome his cancer.
He had to fight to overcome his cancer.
To me a "battle" is a more difficult "fight". As far as "fight" being limited to children, this is not true.
Do I say 'The enemy withdrew' or 'the enemies withdrew'? Is there any difference between sigular and plaural form as far as meaning is concerned here?
The enemy withdrew (There is only one type of enemy)
the enemies withdrew (there were more than one type of enemy)
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
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