Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like

    different understanding

    Hi
    I always wonder of the difference between these sentences...
    1-I will leave -I will be leaving
    2-I got my eggs frozen -I froze my eggs
    If somebody tell u one of these two sentences do you get a different understanding ?

  2. #2
    svartnik is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,890
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: different understanding

    I will leave -I will be leaving

    The latter expresses more intense emotion on the part of the speaker

    I got my eggs frozen = I arranged for somebody else to freeze my eggs
    I got my eggs frozen = a bad thing happened to me: my eggs became frozen.

    I froze my eggs -- I = actor, I did it

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: different understanding

    THANK u but
    "The latter expresses more intense emotion on the part of the speaker"
    Is there more clear explanation.....

Similar Threads

  1. would u help me understanding this poem
    By lola we bass in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2006, 04:38
  2. Understanding spoke and sub headers
    By beckymclaughlin@bellsouth in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Sep-2006, 08:57
  3. to understand or to understanding, thanks teachers!
    By Help Wanted in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Jun-2006, 19:53
  4. phrase understanding
    By forch in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2006, 14:40
  5. Understanding the accent
    By explorelang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Dec-2005, 10:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •