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    Default Do they have a same meaning?

    Roughly speaking, do the following four sentences have a same meaning?

    1) In a private lesson, the student can learn at his/ her (own) learning pace.

    2) In a private lesson, the student can tailor the class to meet his/her needs.

    3) In a private lesson, the student can get his/her (own) way.

    4) In a private lesson, the student can go his/her (own) way.

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    Default Re: Do they have a same meaning?

    3 & 4 suggest the direction of the lesson, the topics, etc, rather than the pace, IMO. 2 suggest both pace and scope.

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    Default Re: Do they have a same meaning?

    tdol, thanks.
    I've thought that both 'get one's way' and 'go one's way' are about someone's pace. You cleared up my misunderstanding. Thans.

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    Default Re: Do they have a same meaning?

    Get one's way- get what you want
    Go your way- take your own direction

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    Default Re: Do they have a same meaning?

    tdol, thank you for clearing up the difference between 'get one's way' and 'go one's way'. I've thought they have a same meaning. Thanks million!

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    Default Re: Do they have a same meaning?

    You can go your own way happy in the knowledge that you know the difference now.

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