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    how confusing

    On Never Gonna Happen, Lily Allen sings I can see how itīs confusing. Shouldnīt it be I can see how confusing it is? Do both convey the same meaning?

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    Re: how confusing

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    On Never Gonna Happen, Lily Allen sings I can see how itīs confusing. Shouldnīt it be I can see how confusing it is? Do both convey the same meaning?
    In her sentence she is emphasing that "it," namely, something in particular is confusing. Your sentence might be used when a situation in general is confusing. In practice, they might be used interchangeably.

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    Re: how confusing

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    On Never Gonna Happen, Lily Allen sings Shouldnīt it be
    Do both convey the same meaning? No, they don't.
    I can see how itīs confusing. This sentence means 'I can see (why)(in what way) it's confusing.'

    I can see how confusing it is? This sentence means 'I can see that it's quite confusing.' (not just a little confusing)
    Last edited by 2006; 11-Jan-2010 at 04:39. Reason: refinement

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