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    joham is offline Key Member
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    careful to, careful in

    Do the two sentences below equal each other?

    1. He was careful to consult with the Prime Minister.
    2. He was careful (in/about) consulting with the Prime Minister.

    Does Sentence1 mean Sentence3?

    3. 'He was so careful as to consult with the Prime Minister.'

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    Last edited by joham; 11-Mar-2008 at 13:09. Reason: two useless words

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: careful to, careful in

    To me:
    1 He made sure that he consulted the PM.
    2 He was careful in the way that he consulted the PM. (I would use 'about')

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