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    people with ... talent

    Hi,

    I have a question as follows:

    Does the underlined parts of the following three sentences have exactly the same meaning. If they have subtle differences, what are they? Please kindly help to explain.. Thanks!

    1. People with athletic/musical/artistic/mathematical...talent have certain regions of the brain more developed than those of other people.

    2. People who are athletically/musically/artistically/mathematically ... -inclined have certain regions of the brain more developed than those of other people.

    3. People who have a gift for sport/music/art/maths ...have certain regions of the brain more developed than those of other people.

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    Re: people with ... talent

    Sentences 1 and 3 have exactly the same meaning. Sentence 2 may have a different meaning. Being "inclined" towards something can mean that you enjoy it and participate in it - but does not necessarily mean that you are good at it! However, in common usage, all 3 sentences mean the same thing.

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    Re: people with ... talent

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Sentences 1 and 3 have exactly the same meaning. Sentence 2 may have a different meaning. Being "inclined" towards something can mean that you enjoy it and participate in it - but does not necessarily mean that you are good at it! However, in common usage, all 3 sentences mean the same thing.
    Thanks very much!

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