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    to know diffrence

    what is the difference in meaning between below mentioned two sentence.

    1.my headache was only temporary
    2.only my headache was temporary

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    Re: to know diffrence

    Quote Originally Posted by muruganandan View Post
    What is the difference in meaning between below mentioned the following two sentences?

    1. My headache was only temporary.
    2. Only my headache was temporary.
    1. My headache was temporary and [it was] nothing else. The word "only" is not really necessary here. It could simply read "My headache was temporary".
    2. There may have been several pains/aches. The headache was the only one that was temporary and presumably the others were permanent.

    Note: please remember to start each sentence with a capital letter, and to finish with the relevant punctuation (full stop, question mark etc). Remember to put a space after "1." and "2."

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