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    #1

    difference in the meaning

    What is the difference in the meaning between the following sentences.

    - Don't go overboard being wise.

    - Don't go overboard in being wise.

    Are the two correct gramatically with no difference in the meaning?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: difference in the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    What is the difference in the meaning between the following sentences.

    - Don't go overboard being wise.

    - Don't go overboard in being wise.

    Are the two correct grammatically with no difference in the meaning?


    Thanks in advance.
    They are grammatically correct. The meaning is not very clear though.

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    #3

    Re: difference in the meaning

    I think there should be a comma after 'overboard'.

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    Re: difference in the meaning

    No, there shouldn't.

    It's impossible to pinpoint a difference in meaning, paris, when the meaning is unclear to start with.

    Rover

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