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    Is there any difference among these sentences?

    1. I would like to know about this sentence.

    2. I would like to know what this sentence means.

    3. I am curious about this sentence.

    4. I am curious to know what this sentence mean.

    5. I wonder what this sentence means.

    Here are my questions.

    Firstly, Is there any difference among these sentences?

    Secondly, Do these sentences below have all same meaning?

    Thirdly, All of them are used to show someone's desire for knowing about something?

    Thank you for taking your time.
    Last edited by Tramper; 25-Apr-2011 at 02:15.

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    Re: Is there any difference among these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
    1. I would like to know about this sentence.
    The immediate response is, "What would you like to know?" Your sentence is correct grammatically, but is not natural.
    2. I would like to know what this sentence means.
    3. I am curious about this sentence......Possible, but I can't imagine saying it.
    4. I am curious to know what this sentence means......Possible, but not very natural.
    5. I wonder what this sentence means. .....A possible comment, but you are more like to use #2.
    Ps: We always speak of a/the difference between, not among things, even if there are more than two things.
    Last edited by 5jj; 25-Apr-2011 at 11:54. Reason: ps added

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    Re: Is there any difference among these sentences?

    Thank you for the explanations !

    It's really helpful for me to get it straight.

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