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    #1

    Do both have the same meaning?

    Hello, teachers!

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1. He found her (to be) very smart.
    2. He found her (that) she was very smart.

    Is there any difference in meaning between the two?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help on this.

    yam.

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    Re: Do both have the same meaning?

    He found her very smart.
    He found her to be very smart.
    He found her that she was very smart.
    *He found her that she was very smart.



    The first three are fine and mean virtually the same. The fourth is not acceptable English.

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    Re: Do both have the same meaning?

    Thank you very much for the instruction, Mr. 5jj.
    Now I see what they mean.

    yam.

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