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    Dear teachers

    Do these sentences have the same meaning?

    When he was at his most successful, the President had enormous influence.
    At the height of his term, the president had enormous influence.


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    Last edited by Offroad; 20-Jul-2013 at 06:33.

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    #2

    Re: height

    I'd say "At the peak of his term", but Word Reference (height - WordReference.com Dictionary of English, #4) tells me "height" is also correct.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: height

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Do these sentences have the same meaning?

    When he was at his most successful, the President had enormous influence.
    At the height of his term, the president had enormous influence.

    No. They might refer to two different periods of his life.

    Rover

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    #4

    Re: height

    What if I omitted 'term':

    At his height, ...

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    #5

    Re: height

    No. That suggests that being 6 foot 2 has something to do with it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: height

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. That suggests that being 6 foot 2 has something to do with it.
    At the height of his career, ...

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    #7
    At the height of his career sounds natural to me.

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    #8

    Re: height

    Yes, we can think of President Carter for this. Generally disappointed in his own results during his single term, he has had seen great success with his humanitarian work thereafter -- when he was at his most successful.

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