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    Thumbs down what is the difference among the three sentences

    1. Read to get these questions answered. 2. Read to get somebody to answer these questions. 3. Read to get the answers to these questions. do the three sentences above express same meaning ? kindly explain it.

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    Default Re: what is the difference among the three sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by indranil View Post
    1. Read to get these questions answered. -- Not a very natural thing to say. What should the person read? Who is answering the questions? When you "get something done" you often have someone else do it for you.

    2. Read to get somebody to answer these questions. -- If someone else is going to answer the questions, what or why should this person read?

    3. Read to get the answers to these questions. -- Better, but read what?

    do the three sentences above express same meaning ? kindly explain it.
    Read the passage below and then answer the questions.
    Read the passage below to find the answers to the questions.
    Answers to the questions can be found in the reading selection below.
    After reading this passage, you will have the answers to these questions.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    What is the difference among the three sentences?
    What is the difference between the three sentences?

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    Default Re: what is the difference among the three sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamako2 View Post
    What is the difference among the three sentences?
    What is the difference between the three sentences?
    Let me guess, you were born in Armenia to Bengali parents who spoke only Bangla at home and you are now working in Argentina and learning Spanish. Am I right?

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    Default Re: what is the difference among the three sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamako2 View Post
    What is the difference among the three sentences?
    What is the difference between the three sentences?
    The above quote is wrong.
    This is correct:"What is the difference among the three sentences?"

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    Default Re: what is the difference among the three sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    The above quote is wrong.
    This is correct:"What is the difference among the three sentences?"
    No, it's not wrong, between is OK.

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    Default Re: what is the difference among the three sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's not wrong, between is OK.
    And 'among' is not OK.

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    Default Re: what is the difference among the three sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    The above quote is wrong.
    This is correct:"What is the difference among the three sentences?"
    We are all capable of making mistakes, even bhaisahab. However, when someone who has shown himself to be as knowledgeable as bhaisa appears to make a mistake, it is a little unwise to point it out so glaringly, in case it is you who are mistaken. Even if it had been a mistake, it might be more discreet to point it out in a smaller font.

    As bhaisahab knows, and you appear not to, we normally use between for two things, among for more than two; however we can divide and share things between or among more than two people, and note a difference between among any number of things.

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