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    on different occasions

    1-I sent him a few messages on different occasions.

    Does this imply that on each of those occasions I sent him a few messages?


    2-I sent him messages on a few occasions.


    Could one use this sentence if on all of those occasions only one message was sent?
    How about if on some of those occasions one message was sent?


    3-I sent him a message on a few occasions.


    Does this imply that on all those occasions I sent him the same message?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: on different occasions

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-I sent him a few messages on different occasions.

    Does this imply that on each of those occasions I sent him a few messages? No


    2-I sent him messages on a few occasions.


    Could one use this sentence if on all of those occasions only one message was sent? Yes
    How about if on some of those occasions one message was sent? Yes


    3-I sent him a message on a few occasions.


    Does this imply that on all those occasions I sent him the same message? No

    Gratefully,
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