Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 2,554
    #1

    like you like them

    1-It is a big house like you like them.
    2-It is a big house, like you like them.

    Is there a difference in the meaning of these sentences?

    2 seems to me to say that you like big houses and this is a big house. Does 1 imply this is the kind of big house you like (you don't necessarily like all big houses.)

    3-We made the house big like you like them.
    4-We made the house big, like you like them.

    Is there a difference in the meaning of these sentences?

    4 seems to say you like houses to be big and we made this one big, but does 3 imply that you don't like all big houses and you want houses to be big in a particular way?

  1. SlickVic9000's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 1,019
    #2

    Re: like you like them

    (Not a Teacher)

    There's no difference in meaning in the first and second set of sentences.

    I would like to point out that we normally say:
    "The houses are big, just the way you like them."

    The phrase simply emphasizes that the person's preferences were kept in mind.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •