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    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I do not need to read books about gardening. I could write them.

    2-I do not need to read books about gardening. I could write books about gardening.
    3-I do not need to read books about gardening. I could write such books.

    Is there a difference in their meanings?

    I guess '2' and '3' mean the same. '2' is of course unwieldy although logical. I am not sure that '1' is correct, and, if it is , I am not sure that it means the same as the other two.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I do not need to read books about gardening. I could write them.

    2-I do not need to read books about gardening. I could write books about gardening.
    3-I do not need to read books about gardening. I could write such books.

    Is there a difference in their meanings?

    I guess '2' and '3' mean the same. '2' is of course unwieldy although logical. I am not sure that '1' is correct, and, if it is , I am not sure that it means the same as the other two.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    For me, they all mean the same thing.

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    #3

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    3 might suggest that you have some gardening books by you at the time of speaking.

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    Thank you very much Mike and Tdol.

    Tdol, do you mean I could have written some gardening books at the time of speaking?
    Why would I say 'I could write such books' in this case? I don't seem to follow your logic....

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    3 might suggest that you have some gardening books by you at the time of speaking.
    I must admit I wasn't sure about this one either. Did you mean "some gardening books next to you" or "some gardening books written by you"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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