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    Hi, i tried to understand the difference or the concept of these sentences.. Could u please help me to be able to understand these sentences?

    1) On what basis was a person suggesting that.......?
    2) Why was a person suggesting that......?

    What kind of answers is expected by each different question?

    Thank you.

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    The first suggests to me that there was something like a theory, rule, etc, behind the person's suggestion, while the second could be motivated by anything.

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