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    Is this correct?

    "London is in England implies that London is in Europe"

    Is anything wrong with that?

    In case that it's completely correct, does it mean exactly the same as:
    "Since London is in England, London is in Europe"

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoHammaD_93 View Post

    "London is in England implies that londen is in Europe"

    Is anything wrong with that?

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    uhm, yes, the spelling of the second "londen"

    I would maybe make a longer sentence out of it and say:

    The fact that London is in England also means that it is in Europe since England is a European country.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Ah, Gil has just made the point that I was about to. "Implies" means "suggests", and the implication can sometimes be wrong.

    London is in England implies that London is in Europe but in fact, it's not.

    (I realise that of course London is in Europe, but I wanted to give an example of how frequently a sentence that begins with "implies", ends with a statement to the contrary!)

    It is a simple fact that London is in a European country and therefore, by definition, is in Europe.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Thanks guys for your replies

    London is in England implies that London is in Europe but in fact, it's not.
    It's not what?

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoHammaD_93 View Post
    Thanks guys for your replies



    It's not what?

    ....it's not (in Europe).

    Again, please note that I am well aware that London is in Europe but for the purposes of my example, I needed to put the contrary statement in the sentence.

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