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    Default no current changes are needed vs no current change is needed

    1. US President Barack Obama has told lawmakers that no current changes are needed to his Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy, as US forces escalate operations against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
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    US President Barack Obama has told lawmakers that no current change is needed to his Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy, as US forces escalate operations against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
    Is there any difference in meaning between #1 and #2?

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    Default Re: no current changes are needed vs no current change is needed

    There is no difference. It's understandable but it would have been better worded as "no changes are currently needed". There is really no such thing as a "current change" in this context.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: no current changes are needed vs no current change is needed

    This is a definition of current from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English:
    cur‧rent [only before noun]
    happening or existing now
    :the current President
    In its current state, the car is worth 1,000.

    What is the meaning of "current" in "current change"? Is it has the meaning as the definition above? I can't differentiate "no current changes are needed" from "no changes are currently needed".

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    Default Re: no current changes are needed vs no current change is needed

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    This is a definition of current from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English:
    cur‧rent [only before noun]
    happening or existing now
    :the current President
    In its current state, the car is worth 1,000.

    What is the meaning of "current" in "current change"? Is it has the meaning as the definition above? I can't differentiate "no current changes are needed" from "no changes are currently needed".
    There is no difference. It is better stated as "no changes are currently needed."

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