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    #1

    where and wherever

    Dear teachers,
    First, I'd like to thank you all for explaining to me "in front of" and "before" so patiently.

    Second I have another question:

    Could you explain the difference between the two sentences?

    1. They are ready to go where they are needed most.
    2. They are ready to go wherever they are needed most.

    To me the only difference is that sentence 2 is emphatic. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


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    #2

    Re: where and wherever

    I thought it was somewhat emphatic, but to give it a second thought, I think the first one is a tad definite whereas the second one is less definate.

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    #3

    Re: where and wherever

    Dear blacknomi,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I thought it was somewhat emphatic, but to give it a second thought, I think the first one is a tad definite whereas the second one is less definate.


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    #4

    Re: where and wherever

    Your question is good as always.

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    #5

    Re: where and wherever

    Thank you very much for your praise.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Your question is good as always.


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    #6

    Re: where and wherever

    You're most welcome.

    Jiang, what's your first language? Do you think your mother tongue influence your learning of a foreign language?

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    #7

    Re: where and wherever

    Blacknomi,

    My mother tongue is Chinese ( Mandarin). Yes, my mother tongue influences my learning of a foreign language, esp. writing. You can find the relative clues in my threads and the way I respond to the teachers. Structure is relatively easy ( I made a mistake just now by writing " relatively easier " which was grammatically wrong as I learned that relatively should not be followed by comparative or superlative degree ) because English structure in many aspects are similar to Chinese structure.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang





    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    You're most welcome.

    Jiang, what's your first language? Do you think your mother tongue influence your learning of a foreign language?
    Last edited by jiang; 22-May-2005 at 10:52.


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    #8

    Re: where and wherever

    English structure in many aspects are similar to Chinese structure.
    "Long time long see" is a good one.

    I've heard a more interesting one, "People mountain, people sea." It's very popular in here and 9 out of 10 of ENS understand it.

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    #9

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    The interesting one, yes.


    I don't know something like "Long time long see". We have "Long time no see".

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    "Long time long see" is a good one.

    I've heard a more interesting one, "People mountain, people sea." It's very popular in here and 9 out of 10 of ENS understand it.


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    #10

    Re: where and wherever

    You caught me.

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