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    Do these two sentences mean the same thing?

    In one of the passages of my reading comprehension text paper, there is this sentence:
    A Gansu provincial health department spokesman said that altogether 59 infants have been diagnosed with kidnew stones in the province so far.

    One of the test item choices is:
    There are 59 babies suffering from kidney stones up to now in Gansu Province.

    The exam paper setter treats this statement as true to the text. But I don't think they mean the same thing because there may be some babies who are suffering from kidney stones but haven't been diagnosed as such.

    Am I right? Thank you in advance.


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    #2

    Re: Do these two sentences mean the same thing?

    You are right.
    the number of diagnosed sufferrers ≤ number of 'real' sufferers


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    Re: Do these two sentences mean the same thing?

    And there is the word so far which suggests there may be more.

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