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    #1

    change A to B

    Hello, again.

    Please look at the sentences below.

    1. My cellphone is old./The cellphone I have now is old.
    2. I want to change it to a new one.

    Does #2 have the connotation of "buying a new one"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: change A to B

    Not necessarily. You might be asking your boss to give you a new company phone.

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    Re: change A to B

    I'd say "I want to change it for a new one".

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    Re: change A to B

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    2. I want to change it to a new one.

    Does #2 have the connotation of "buying a new one"?
    No- it would imply a transformation of the old phone, which is not possible. You could do something like change to a new provider, where you'd have something different with the same phone. Like 5jj, I would use for when you're getting a new phone.

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    Re: change A to B

    If you were planning to buy a new phone, I wouldn't bother using "change" at all. You're not going to take your old phone into a shop and ask them to take it back but sell you a new one. I would just say "My cellphone is old. I want to buy/get a new one".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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