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    #1

    recommendation from March

    I am following your recommendation from March.

    Can this sentence mean two things:
    1-From March on, I will follow your recommendation.
    2-I am following the recommendation you made in March.

    Gratefully,
    Navi,

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    Re: recommendation from March

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    I am following your recommendation from March.

    Can this sentence mean two things:
    1-From March on, I will follow your recommendation.
    2-I am following the recommendation you made in March.

    Gratefully,
    Navi,
    They mean two different things:

    1. It is not yet March. When March comes, I will start to follow your recommendation (we have no idea when that recommendation was made).
    2. March is now in the past. Whatever month it is now, I am currently following a recommendation which you made in the previous March.

    If your main sentence is "I am following your recommendation from March", then only sentence 2 has the same meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: recommendation from March

    Thank you Emsr2d2,

    Now if the sentence were

    A-I will follow your recommendation from March.

    it would be ambiguous, wouldn't it?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: recommendation from March

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you Emsr2d2,

    Now if the sentence were

    A-I will follow your recommendation from March.

    it would be ambiguous, wouldn't it?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Yes, that is ambiguous. It either means:

    At some point in the future, I will follow a recommendation you gave in March.
    or
    In (From) March, I will begin to follow a recommendation you gave (at an unspecified time).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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