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    Re: gammer

    Yes and no. If you replace it with "If you give", you would have to change the "and that person or group" clause by removing "and".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

    Re: gammer

    Quote Originally Posted by 英语爱好者丁艳 View Post
    Because i think the grammer is wrong ."giving" not "give"
    "Giving absolute power to any individual or any particular group of people will cause that person or group to abuse that power."
    Is it grammatical?

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    #13

    Re: gammer

    Yes

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    #14

    Re: gammer

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes and no. If you replace it with "If you give", you would have to change the "and that person or group" clause by removing "and".
    But yes because that is the meaning.

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    #15

    Re: gammer

    Yes, that's true, the meaning is the same if the rest of the sentence is changed. If it's not, it leads to an ungrammatical sentence which, by definition, means nothing.

    Yes, they mean the same.
    No, they're not interchangeable.

    I realise the OP didn't ask about interchangeability but many learners seem to think that "means the same" and "interchangeable" are the same thing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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