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    Most books I have say these are the same:

    It is strange that he says such things.
    It is strange for him to say such things.

    Do you native speakers see them exactly the same in meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    It is strange that he says such things.
    It is strange for him to say such things.

    Do you native speakers see them exactly the same in meaning?
    No.

    Although they can refer to exactly the same situation, I, personally, would use #1 if I thought that the overall situation were strange and #2 if I wanted to emphasise that I found it strange that 'he' (rather than anybody else) should say such things.

    I stress that that is a personal answer, not a teacher's.

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    Thanks for the great comment.

    Although you seem to be a man of few words, when you explain in detailーespecially when you explain how you see things and how you feel when you see themーyour comments imply that you are a man of insight. I like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Thanks for the great comment.

    Although you seem to be a man of few words, when you explain in detailーespecially when you explain how you see things and how you feel when you see themーyour comments imply that you are a man of insight. I like that.


    They could also imply that I am just a loudmouth who can't resist the temptation to provide some sort of answer at any cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post

    They could also imply that I am just a loudmouth who can't resist the temptation to provide some sort of answer at any cost.

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