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    Would not comment

    I would like to know if the two sentences have the same meaning. Thanks!

    The company refuses to comment on the rumors.
    The company would not comment on the rumors.

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    Re: Would not comment

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post
    I would like to know if the two sentences have the same meaning. Thanks!

    The company refuses to comment on the rumours.
    The company would not comment on the rumours.
    Essentially, they mean the same.

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    Re: Would not comment

    In AmE rumor is spelled without the u.

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    Re: Would not comment

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    In AmE rumor is spelled without the u.
    I respect both the English and the American spelling…

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    Re: Would not comment

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    In AmE rumor is spelled without the u.
    I didn't know that. Thank you.

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