Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to explain to me the difference between the meanings of the following two sentences?

1. He leaned forward confidentially, and continued in an intimate half-boyish tone: “I am not being quite frank with you. Andy I feel I must be. It’s my wife. My wife won’t let me go.”

2. He leaned forward confidentially, and continued in an intimate half-boyish tone: “I am not frank with you. Andy I feel I must be. It’s my wife. My wife won’t let me go.”

In my opinion there is only an emotional color in the first sentence but the its primary meaning is the same.

Thank you for your efforts.

Regards,

V.