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    conscientiously

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    Mrs Tina was talking to Mr John. The guy said something funny and then the narrator wrote:

    Conscientiously, Mrs Tina joined in his laughter.

    Does it mean that Mrs Tina laughed exactly in the same way as Mr John?

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    Re: conscientiously

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Mrs Tina was talking to Mr John. The guy said something funny and then the narrator wrote:

    Conscientiously, Mrs Tina joined in his laughter.

    Does it mean that Mrs Tina laughed exactly in the same way as Mr John?
    Not a teacher only a native.

    Not exactly. I would say in this context, 'conscientiously', meant that Mrs. Tina made a descision to join in the laughter. Mrs. Tina thought about laughing before doing so, as opposed to laughing spontaneously.

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    Re: conscientiously

    So it would mean she did it consciously instead of spontaneously?

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    Re: conscientiously

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So it would mean she did it consciously instead of spontaneously?
    Not a teacher only a native.

    Yes.

    Perhaps Mrs. Tina was in a social situation where it would have been rude not to laugh.

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