Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 769
    #1

    Any differences?

    What's the difference between these two senteces?
    A: That secret is still my own.

    B: That secret is still mine.

    Are they both correct? Do they mean the same thing?

    Thank you so much for your explanation.


    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 966
    #2

    Re: Any differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    What's the difference between these two senteces?
    A: That secret is still my own.

    B: That secret is still mine.
    My understanding is this:

    That secret is still my own (secret).
    This sentence shows an example of textual cataphoric ellipsis. The word 'secret' is dropped at the end of the sentence. Textual, cataphoric ... difficult words, but the idea behind them is not.
    'textual' means you can infer from the surrounding context the answer for this: "What is still my own?" The answer is mentioned in the sentence earlier : secret. That word, earlier, tells us we have a cataphoric ellipsis.

    No difference in meaning.

Similar Threads

  1. Differences and Similarities Differences and Similarities
    By Jairinho1121 in forum Text Analysis and Statistics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17-Apr-2009, 14:47
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-Feb-2008, 15:20
  3. British and American English Differences
    By guofei_ma in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2006, 05:01
  4. Is it right?
    By Genrikh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2005, 16:59

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •