Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Tapies is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    90
    Post Thanks / Like

    "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.

  2. #2
    The French is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • France
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    620
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  3. #3
    Tapies is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    90
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  4. #4
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    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".

  5. #5
    Tapies is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    90
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

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

    Does "apart" mean "a part" there?

  6. #6
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    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".

  7. #7
    Tapies is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    90
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  8. #8
    konungursvia's Avatar
    konungursvia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4,808
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: "apart" vs "a part"

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

Similar Threads

  1. "a bit," "a little" and "a little bit"
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Sep-2009, 02:45
  2. "a wrinkled shirt" and "a rumpled shirt"
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Aug-2009, 07:53
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Jun-2009, 22:10
  4. "a little of" and "a little"
    By kwfine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Apr-2008, 21:15
  5. When do we use "a few" and "few", "a little" "little"
    By Vincents_Genesius_Evans in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 24-Aug-2005, 03:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •