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    Default confirm, check, support, endorse

    Dear ALL

    Following 3 sentenses are OK and their meanings are the same?
    1. The report supports the hypothesis..2. The report endorse the hypothesis..3. The report confirm that the hypothesis was right.

    What would be the difference between the followings?
    3. The report confirm that the hypothesis WAS right.
    4. The report confirm that the hypothesis IS right.
    5. The report confirmed that the hypothesis was right.

    Following sentenses are OK and their meanings are the same?
    6. We have to confirm whether the hypothesis is right.7. We have to check whether the hypothesis is right.

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    Default Re: confirm, check, support, endorse

    The report supports the hypothesis. is Ok
    The report endorse the hypothesis.Fine but endorses
    The report confirm that the hypothesis was right. Ok, but confirmed or confirms that the hypothesis was (is) right
    The report confirm that the hypothesis WAS right.( confirmed or confirms)
    The report confirm that the hypothesis IS right.(confirms or confirmed, that depends)
    The report confirmed that the hypothesis was right. Ok
    We have to confirm whether the hypothesis is right.7. We have to check whether the hypothesis is right. Both are Ok. Confirm implies to find any proof for confirmation and check implies whether given proofs are right or not. That's my humble opinion
    Last edited by kristinita; 23-Aug-2006 at 06:43.

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    Default Re: confirm, check, support, endorse

    Thanks and sorry that I forgot "s" for the verbes.

    "The report confirms that the hypothesis was right."
    What can be implied by confirms(present) and was(past) used together?

    Another question:
    Following A1-A2 have similar meaning? How about B1-B2?
    A1. Please confirm your flight and schedule by return.A2. Please inform your flight and schedule by return.B1. Please confirm your flight and schedule as follows. B2. Please be informed your flight and schedule as follows.
    If my thought is right, confirm can be oposit meaning, which is quite confusing.....

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    Question Re: confirm, check, support, endorse

    Hi everyone.

    I wonder if my question was unclear?

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    Default Re: confirm, check, support, endorse

    Quote Originally Posted by JJD View Post
    Thanks and sorry that I forgot "s" for the verbes.

    "The report confirms that the hypothesis was right."
    What can be implied by confirms(present) and was(past) used together?

    Another question:
    Following A1-A2 have similar meaning? How about B1-B2?
    A1. Please confirm your flight and schedule by return.A2. Please inform your flight and schedule by return.B1. Please confirm your flight and schedule as follows. B2. Please be informed your flight and schedule as follows.
    If my thought is right, confirm can be oposit meaning, which is quite confusing.....
    Hi,
    I am new at this and I am not an expert or a teacher nor am I too sure about this software program.
    Your first question regarding confirms(present tense) and was (past tense) used together. This is correct. Think, first the hypothesis was done and it could have been done many months ago. It definitely is in the past. Now the report (on the hypothesis) is current and is being discussed. So it is present tense. So the report Now confirms hypothesis from the past.
    A1 has a different meaning to A2 A1 asks for confirmation of something already done. That is the meaning of confirm. Confirm=check and report back. A2 Asks for information about your travel details quickly. This means you have not advised them when you want to travel.
    B1 is the same as A1. B2 has a new meaning. This is the 3rd meaning. A1 and B1 are the same. A2 is different from A1&B1. B2: Here you are being told what your flight and schedule are (You are being informed, you are not informing) (You are being told: you are not telling )
    I hope you can understand my explanations.
    ed

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