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    Do both determining and determined work for the following sentence below with the same meaning, please?

    I'll go and have another look," said Marilla, (determining/determined) to be just.
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    Default Re: determining/determined

    I tried in my original IE browser page and still couldn't edit the sentences. Then I tried doing it in the firefox browser and succeeded. Thank you so much, Rover.

    The original text uses determining. Might I ask what is the difference between determining and determined in a context like this? I'd like to know whether the meaning would be different if 'determined' were used.

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    Default Re: determining/determined

    Does 'just' mean 'fair' here or is something missing after it?

    I can only see 'determined' working here.

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    Default Re: determining/determined

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Does 'just' mean 'fair' here or is something missing after it?

    I can only see 'determined' working here.
    I agree with you about "determined".

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    Default Re: determining/determined

    Anne of Green Gables - Complete Collection - Page 14



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    “I did put it back,” said Anne quickly—pertly, Marilla thought. “I don't just remember whether I stuck it on the pincushion or laid it in the china tray. But I'm perfectly certain I put it back.” “I'll go and have another look,” said Marilla, determining to ...

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    Default Re: determining/determined

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Anne of Green Gables - Complete Collection - Page 14


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    “I did put it back,” said Anne quickly—pertly, Marilla thought. “I don't just remember whether I stuck it on the pincushion or laid it in the china tray. But I'm perfectly certain I put it back.” “I'll go and have another look,” said Marilla, determining to ...
    That denotes an active process, referring to someone who is not yet determined. I suppose it is possible, but not common.

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    Default Re: determining/determined

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That denotes an active process, referring to someone who is not yet determined. I suppose it is possible, but not common.
    I agree with you on this one. Also, we must keep in mind it is used in a novel first published in 1908, so the usage may not be what we would call "standard" nowadays.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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