Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. nininaz's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 579
    #1

    Arrow Which is the correct saying? why?

    Which is the correct saying? why?

    If they are both correct, what is the difference in meaning?

    a) I'm glad to have received your email.

    b) I'm glad to receive your email.

    Thanks!

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,092
    #2

    Re: Which is the correct saying? why?

    a) uses the present perfect in the 'to' clause.
    b) uses the simple present in the 'to' clause.
    They are similar to the Italian. I believe the different connotations are the same.
    a) "Sono felice di aver ricevuto la tua e-mail".
    b) "Sono felice di ricevere la tua e-mail."

  3. nininaz's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 579
    #3

    Re: Which is the correct saying? why?

    You meant they both are correct?

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

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,626
    #4

    Re: Which is the correct saying? why?

    They are both correct.

  5. charliedeut's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,560
    #5

    Re: Which is the correct saying? why?

    And many times, you will find that asking "why?" leads to the same frustrating answer: There's no reason, it simply is said like that.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

  6. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,092
    #6

    Re: Which is the correct saying? why?

    Usually there's a difference in meaning.
    You can say "I am [always] glad to receive your emails" - which applies to the future as well.
    But "I am glad to have received your emails" can only apply to the past emails.

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

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,868
    #7

    Re: Which is the correct saying? why?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    You meant Did you mean that they both are both correct?
    Please see my amendments to your word order in a question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] please correct my sentence. is it correct to continue like this?
    By thabang-2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2013, 11:26
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-Jun-2013, 22:18
  3. Is tense correct and are words correct/needed?
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Sep-2009, 16:50
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Jun-2009, 03:06
  5. Correct English-urgent request to correct sentences
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 28-Nov-2006, 19:25

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
  •