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    Default find = to think or feel a particular way about someone or something

    Hi,

    When "find" has the following meaning, do my sentences below have the different meanings?


    If yes, could you please explain a bit?


    Meaning:

    find = to think or feel a particular way about someone or something

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    find - Definition of find verb (EXPERIENCE A FEELING) from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus


    Sentence1:
    I find that it is difficult to explain complex concepts.

    Sentence2:
    I find complex concepts are difficult to explain.


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    Default Re: find = to think or feel a particular way about someone or something

    I believe they have the same meaning. The first just uses more filler words (as I've suggested before, they are particularly useful when you are paid by the word; they also tend to sound more polite, less direct or accusatory.).

    You can even eliminate the "are" from the second sentence:
    I find complex concepts difficult to explain. Even better!

    I am not known for my politeness, and personally would jump right in with

    "Complex concepts are hard to explain." Especially to knuckleheads.

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    Default Re: find = to think or feel a particular way about someone or something

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    I believe they have the same meaning. The first just uses more filler words (as I've suggested before, they are particularly useful when you are paid by the word; they also tend to sound more polite, less direct or accusatory.).

    You can even eliminate the "are" from the second sentence:
    I find complex concepts difficult to explain. Even better!

    I am not known for my politeness, and personally would jump right in with

    "Complex concepts are hard to explain." Especially to knuckleheads.
    Hi,

    What is the meaning of "when you are paid by the word"?

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    Default Re: find = to think or feel a particular way about someone or something

    A free lance journalist may be told to file a 1200-word story on a particular subject. Or they may simply file stories on any subjects, and are paid for those the publication accepts and publishes. The only fair way to compensate the journalist is to pay by the word, counting the number of words the publication accepted.

    I was being facetious, of course. That's my nature, and the way that I present examples.

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