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  1. flatron's Avatar

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    #1

    ...really...?

    My ESL teacher says that these two sentences have different connotation,but for me both mean the same thing.Can you help me please?
    1-He is too old for her.
    2-She is too young for him.
    Last edited by flatron; 16-Jan-2010 at 20:49. Reason: Spelling

  2. euncu's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: ...really...?

    It is about the point of view

  3. flatron's Avatar

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    Re: ...really...?

    ok,he states that if he is too old for her it does not mean that he is really old,he is old only for her but not for the rest of the people...

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    Re: ...really...?

    I'd say your teacher is right, but not for the reason given.
    It's quite possible that Mary is too young for John without John being too old for Mary.
    In fact, it probably happens a lot. A difference in age and maturity might be a positive or neutral thing for one member of a couple, while being insufferable for the other.

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