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    I went to the cinema

    Hi, I' d like to know if both sentences are ok. If they are I' d like to know if there any differences in meaning or, if they have the same meaning, which one a native speaker would prefer

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    1) In the afternoon I went to the cinema with my friends to see "Christmas in New York"

    2) In the afternoon I went to the cinema with my friends and saw "Christmas in New York"

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    Re: I went to the cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I' d like to know if both sentences are ok. If they are I' d like to know if there any differences in meaning or, if they have the same meaning, which one a native speaker would prefer

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    1) In the afternoon I went to the cinema with my friends to see "Christmas in New York"

    2) In the afternoon I went to the cinema with my friends and saw "Christmas in New York"
    They both mean more or less the same, n 2 means that you definitely saw the film, n 1 says only that you went to see it, maybe you couldn't get in. Having said that I would probably use the first.

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    Smile Re: I went to the cinema

    whether someone says "This afternoon I went to ..." instead of "In the afternoon I went ..." would it sound better, wrong, nothing special?

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    Re: I went to the cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    whether someone says "This afternoon I went to ..." instead of "In the afternoon I went ..." would it sound better, wrong, nothing special?

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    'This afternoon', means today, 'in the afternoon' could mean any afternoon; it would depend on the rest of the conversation.

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