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    in answer

    Hi,

    "You quote him in answer to everything."

    Can we use "when answering" instead of "in answer"?

    Thanks

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    Re: in answer

    Quote Originally Posted by joeoct View Post
    Hi,

    "You quote him in answer to everything."

    Can we use "when answering" instead of "in answer"?

    Thanks
    If you use "when answering" instead of "in answer", the meanings will be different. Please compare the following sentences:

    1. In answer to his shouts, people ran to help.
    2. When answering his shouts, people ran to help.

    The first sentence means "People ran to help as an answer to his shouts." The second sentence means "When people answered his shouts, they ran to help." In other words, this sentence emphasizes the "time" when people ran to help.

    This is only for your reference.

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    Re: in answer

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    If you use "when answering" instead of "in answer", the meanings will be different. Please compare the following sentences:

    1. In answer to his shouts, people ran to help.
    2. When answering his shouts, people ran to help.

    The first sentence means "People ran to help as an answer to his shouts." The second sentence means "When people answered his shouts, they ran to help." In other words, this sentence emphasizes the "time" when people ran to help.

    This is only for your reference.
    Thanks, so clear.

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