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    Semantics

    Hello,

    I was wondering if the meanings of the sentences below are the same or if one of them is grammatically incorrect:

    1- Facebook feels kind of weird to use as a chat tool.
    2- It feels kind of weird to use Facebook as a chat tool.

    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Semantics

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Sonic View Post
    Hello,

    I was wondering if the meanings of the sentences below are the same or if one of them is grammatically incorrect:

    1- Facebook feels kind of weird to use as a chat tool.
    2- It feels kind of weird to use Facebook as a chat tool.

    Thank you in advance.
    They mean the same, and they're both correct.

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    Re: Semantics

    I agree with Proesl, but the second does sound somehow more natural to me.

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    Re: Semantics

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Sonic View Post
    Hello,

    I was wondering if the meanings of the sentences below are the same or if one of them is grammatically incorrect:

    1- Facebook feels kind of weird to use as a chat tool.
    2- It feels kind of weird to use Facebook as a chat tool.

    Thank you in advance.
    The second is much preferable, especially if you are going to generalize this to other sentences.
    Compare:
    The television feels weird to be watching at 4am.
    It feels weird to be watching television at 4am.

    My wife feels weird to employ as a secretary.
    It feels weird to employ my wife as a secretary.

    In most cases of this type, the second form is much better.

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