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    "apart" vs "a part"

    Hi,

    please could you tell me how to distinguish meanings of the following two sentences? The pronunciation is the same.

    It is apart of my business.
    It is a part of my business.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    Hi,

    please could you tell me how to distinguish meanings of the following two sentences? The pronunciation is the same.

    It is apart of my business.
    It is a part of my business.


    Thanks a lot.
    Hello, I am not a teacher, just a learner.

    In your fisrt sentence, 'apart' is not one part of your business, it's not include in your business but it is exlude of it.

    In the second phrase, it is like a part of cake (one part, two parts), maybe you have two functions in your work.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

    Thank you, I know the difference in the meaning, but these two sentences sound the same, how can I know what is meant when I only hear it. The difference is a big one.
    E.g.
    I am a part of it.
    I am apart of it.


    Sometimes the context clarifies this but sometimes not.

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    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    Thank you, I know the difference in the meaning, but these two sentences sound the same, how can I know what is meant when I only hear it. The difference is a big one.
    E.g.
    I am a part of it.
    I am apart of it.


    Sometimes the context clarifies this but sometimes not.
    If someone says "I am a part of it" you shouldn't confuse it with "apart" because "apart" never goes with "of".

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    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

    Thank you, but please watch this link:
    "i am apart - Vyhledat Googlem

    Does "apart" mean "a part" there?

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    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    Thank you, but please watch this link:
    "i am apart - Vyhledat Googlem

    Does "apart" mean "a part" there?
    Yes, all those links are misusing "apart" they should be using "a part".

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    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

    I see, how can I express "I am not involved in this / a part of this." by using "apart"?
    Thanks.

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    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

    We usually say "apart from" if we mean apart.

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