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    Default his first movie with

    1-'ABC' was his first movie with Jack Nicholson.

    2-'ABC' was his first movie, with Jack Nicholson.

    I think 1 implies that he had been in other movies and that 'ABC' was the first movie in which both he and Jack Nicholson acted.


    2 on the other hand seems to be saying that 'ABC" was his first movie and that Jack Nicholson was in it as well. But I am not sure '2' is natural.

    Am I correct?

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    Default Re: his first movie with

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-'ABC' was his first movie with Jack Nicholson.

    2-'ABC' was his first movie, with Jack Nicholson.

    I think 1 implies that he had been in other movies and that 'ABC' was the first movie in which both he and Jack Nicholson acted.


    2 on the other hand seems to be saying that 'ABC" was his first movie and that Jack Nicholson was in it as well. But I am not sure '2' is natural.

    Am I correct?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    I agree with you about #1. The comma is odd in #2 and I am not sure it clears up the ambiguity.

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    Default Re: his first movie with

    The comma is odd in #2 and I am not sure it clears up the ambiguity.
    It helps it along the way.

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    Default Re: his first movie with

    2-'ABC', with Jack Nicholson, was his first movie.

    That's clearer.
    Last edited by 5jj; 16-Sep-2013 at 12:18. Reason: inviible comma made visible.

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    Default Re: his first movie with

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post

    I think 1 implies that he had been in other movies and that 'ABC' was the first movie in which both he and Jack Nicholson acted.
    There's nothing in either sentence to say that 'he' was an actor.

    He might have been the director.

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    Default Re: his first movie with

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    2-'ABC' with Jack Nicholson, was his first movie.

    That's clearer.
    Isn't there a comma missing?

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    Default Re: his first movie with

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Isn't there a comma missing?


    There isn't now.
    Last edited by 5jj; 16-Sep-2013 at 12:33.

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