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Please tell me if these phrases are absolutely synonymous. That is, are the following sentences correct and interchangeable? If so, what should be preferred?
She gave birth to two children in that marriage.
She had two children in/from this/that marriage.
Do not expect any two phrases to be absolutely synonymous.Please tell me if these phrases are absolutely synonymous.
They might have the same meaning, as your examples do, but their use is determined by the context, as illustrated by freezeframe.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-May-2011 at 09:45.
To give birth is just the biological process; to have the child is the social parenting; in many cases these are done by one and the same mother.