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    incapable of

    "They are incapable of discussing money without shouting"

    "They are incapable of not shouting at each other when they discuss money"

    Do both of these sentences have the same meanings? I was supposed to rewrite the first one but the answer page for that one is smeared.

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    Re: incapable of

    I'm not a teacher, but I believe that you should say They are incapable of not shouting at each other when discussing money. But let's wait for the teachers replies.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: incapable of

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    "They are incapable of discussing money without shouting"

    "They are incapable of not shouting at each other when they discuss money"

    Do both of these sentences have the same meanings? I was supposed to rewrite the first one but the answer page for that one is smeared.
    It's acceptable, though a little awkward with 'incapable of not...'. Did you have to use 'incapable'? If you didn't, then you could simply say, "They can't discuss money without shouting".

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    Re: incapable of

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    I'm not a teacher, but I believe that you should say They are incapable of not shouting at each other when discussing money. But let's wait for the teachers replies.
    There is nothing wrong with 'when they discuss money'.

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