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    Default What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Hello Teachers,
    In the below sentence :
    We are of different religions, but we have similar spiritual beliefs and values.
    What is the meaning of 'we are of '?
    I couldn't find the phrase on dictionary.
    I am not a native english speaker, so how can i find out what does the phrase mean?
    Please help,thanks in advanced.

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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Hi,

    "We profess different faiths/religions", that is, for example: "I'm a Catholic, you're a Presbyterian, Ahmed is a Muslim and Rizwan is a Buddhist, but we have similar spiritual beliefs and values".

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply.
    But i know what is the right meaning of' having different religions',my main mean of posted the question was :
    what is the meaning of 'we are of ' ?
    Why use 'we are of' instead of 'we have'?
    And 'we are of' is the constant phrase that can be use all the time as a " be + of " ?

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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by jesicaporter View Post
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply.
    But i know what is the right meaning of' having different religions',my main mean of posted the question was :
    what is the meaning of 'we are of ' ?
    Why use 'we are of' instead of 'we have'?
    And 'we are of' is the constant phrase that can be use all the time as a " be + of " ?
    Hello, jesicaporter.
    Please see the definition #9 here: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    And...#3 here of - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

    I hope those links will help you sort out your problems.

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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Hello, tzfujimin
    Sorry for my question,but i need to understand somethings in a resonable way.
    And Really thanks for your informative answer,that was great,helpful,best,perfect,understandable answer
    Thanks alot again.
    You are BEST Teacher who i have ever seen him/her...

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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by jesicaporter View Post
    Sorry for my question,spacebut iI need to understand somespacethings in a reasonable way.
    And Rreally thanks for your informative answer,spacethat was a great,spacehelpfulspace,best,perfectspace,understandable answer.
    Thanks aspacelot again.
    You are BEST Tteacher who iI have ever seen. him/her...
    Start working on your written English, jesicaporter.

    Begin each sentence with a capital letter.
    Use a capital letter for the first person pronoun 'I'.
    Leave a space after each punctuation mark.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    For me, the more appropriate definitions in the links that tzfujimino has provided are #2 in both cases. I think the meaning of "we are of different religions" is similar to "we are members of different teams".

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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Certainly 5jj,
    I think my writing make you angry.I am really sorry about it.
    Thanks a lot for your help my great teacher.
    I will try to do that in a better way.

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    Default Re: What does ' we are of ' mean on the mentioned sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    For me, the more appropriate definitions in the links that tzfujimino has provided are #2 in both cases. I think the meaning of "we are of different religions" is similar to "we are members of different teams".

    not a teacher

    I agree with you too.I think what you and tzfujimino said have a similar meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesicaporter View Post
    I think my writing makes you angry.spaceI am really sorry about it.
    Your writing does not make me angry, and there is no need to apologise for making mistakes. We are all here to learn, and some of us are able to help a little.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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