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    What does it mean?

    Dear teachers!
    - Steve liked the company of others.
    What does it mean, please?

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    Re: What does it mean?

    He liked to be with other people.

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    #3

    Re: What does it mean?

    Not a teacher.

    The sentence also implies that Steve no longer likes the company of others, or that perhaps Steve is dead or otherwise incapacitated (in a coma or something.)

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    Re: What does it mean?

    It does not necessarily imply that. In the absence of context, all we can say is that he liked the company of others at some unspcified time in the past. We have no idea of whether he still does.

    'He used to like the company of others' does strongly imply that he no longer does.

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    #5

    Re: What does it mean?

    This is the original sentence.
    - Steve liked the company of others.
    A. Steve found a club
    B. Steve liked other people's company better than his own.
    C. Steve founed a club.
    D. Steve liked the other company.
    The key is C.
    I can't understand why.

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    #6

    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    This is the original sentence.
    - Steve liked the company of others.
    A. Steve found a club......B. Steve liked other people's company better than his own.
    C. Steve founed a club....D. Steve liked the other company.....
    The key is C.
    None of the answers is appropriate. C is not correct English

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It does not necessarily imply that. In the absence of context, all we can say is that he liked the company of others at some unspcified time in the past. We have no idea of whether he still does.

    'He used to like the company of others' does strongly imply that he no longer does.
    True. I suppose I meant to say that it could imply those meanings; not that it does.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    B is the closest- if I had to choose one, that is the one I would go for.

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    #9

    Re: What does it mean?

    Thank all the teachers .
    But I don't know whose idea is correct.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    For me:

    - Steve liked the company of others.

    A. Steve found a club
    There's nothing in the sentence to suggest he found anything

    B. Steve liked other people's company better than his own. OK
    It does have the idea that he preferred to be with other people than alone.

    C. Steve founed a club.
    Founed is incorrect. It may be founded spelled wrong, but there's nothing in the sentence about founding clubs

    D. Steve liked the other company.
    The other company would refer to a firm/business

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