Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 2,554
    #1

    both words have a

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Both stories can be interpreted in a different way to the one you propose.
    2-Either story can be interpreted in a different way to the one you propose.

    3-Both words have a meaning not listed in the textbook.
    4-Either word has a meaning not listed in the textbook.
    (Do these imply that the meaning in question is the same in both cases?)

    I think they all work. I am not sure whether there is a difference between '3' and '4'. Which one will be used if the meaning in question is not the same and which will be used if the meaning in question is the same? I think both can be used in both cases.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,912
    #2

    Re: both words have a

    4 doesn't work so well for me.

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #3

    Re: both words have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    4 doesn't work so well for me.
    For me, neither does #2.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,907
    #4

    Re: both words have a

    #2 only works if there are three stories - the one proposed and then two potential alternatives, either of which can be interpreted in a different way from the one proposed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,629
    #5

    Re: both words have a

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    For me, neither does #2.
    I agree, only 1 and 3 work for me.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 2,554
    #6

    Re: both words have a

    Thank you all very much.

    1-Both stories can be interpreted in a different way to the one you propose.

    In this case:
    a-Have "you" interpreted both stories in the same way or in two different ways? Have you proposed one way to interpret both stories or one way for each story?
    b-Is the second way each of the stories can be interpreted in the same way or can each of them be interpreted in its own secondary way?



    Gratefully,
    Navi.

  4. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #7

    Re: both words have a

    The intended meaning of the speaker is not really clear. It is not actually easy to get this intended message across. I think it's:

    Each story can have a different interpretation from the one you have proposed for it.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Sep-2013 at 09:29. Reason: Typo

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Difference between the words onshore and on site - Out sourcing words
    By mohan5k in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Dec-2012, 16:34
  2. [Grammar] words desribing position of words in texts
    By tom3m in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Aug-2012, 22:20
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2009, 11:00
  4. Nonsense words and stuff like that - what words are potentially English?
    By Phonetics_victim in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-Jul-2005, 10:45
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Jun-2005, 10:19

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •