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    #1

    what little money = what money = all the money?

    Hello teachers!

    I have a question about the nuance of the three phrases in the title.

    (1) Kelly gave him what little money she had.
    (2) Kelly gave him what money she had.
    (3) Kelly gave him all the money she had.

    Do these three sentences have the same meaning, or do they
    have suttle differences? More specifically, do (2) and (3)
    indicate that the money Kelly had was a meager amount, as in
    sentence (1)?


    It would be greatly appreciated if someone could answer this
    questions for me. Once again, thank you for all your help!


    t.h.

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    #2

    Re: what little money = what money = all the money?

    Quote Originally Posted by th.19 View Post
    Hello teachers!

    I have a question about the nuance of the three phrases in the title.

    (1) Kelly gave him what little money she had.
    (2) Kelly gave him what money she had.
    (3) Kelly gave him all the money she had.

    Do these three sentences have the same meaning, or do they
    have subtle differences? More specifically, do (2) and (3)
    indicate that the money Kelly had was a meagre amount, as in
    sentence (1)?


    It would be greatly appreciated if someone could answer this
    questions for me. Once again, thank you for all your help!


    t.h.
    #2 and #3 mean the same but they don't mean the same as #1, because they don't say whether she gave a little or a lot of money.

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    #3

    Re: what little money = what money = all the money?

    Eeeks, I thought I had responded, but I guess my
    computer wasn't working well...
    Thank you for your help!

    t.h.

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