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    angry

    I wonder if there is any difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. The angry cashier denied my request.
    2. The cashier, angry, denied my request.

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    #2

    Re: angry

    I think the 1st one is more correct .

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    #3

    Re: angry

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is any difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. The angry cashier denied my request. >> OK
    2. The cashier, angry, denied my request. >> Really strange, angry is an adjective so it must be before the noun which is here cashier.
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    Re: angry

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is any difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. The angry cashier denied my request.
    2. The cashier, angry, denied my request.
    There's no necessary difference in meaning.
    The second might tend suggest that the cashier is angry at your request, while the first does not imply why the cashier is angry. But the context would override any difference inherent in the sentence structure - as it usually does when the meanings of two sentences are basically the same.

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