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    What who

    Is there any difference between the following sentence: I am what I am ;I am who I am.

    thank you in advance!!!

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    #2

    Re: What who

    Quote Originally Posted by qiye3322 View Post
    Is there any difference between the following sentences:

    I am what I am
    I am
    who I am.

    Thank you in advance. strike]!!![/strike]
    When people say these phrases, they probably intend the same meaning. However, the nuance of difference could be:

    I am what I am = What I am is a human being
    I am who I am = I am the person I am, with my individual personality and characteristics.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What who

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When people say these phrases, they probably intend the same meaning. However, the nuance of difference could be:

    I am what I am = What I am is a human being
    I am who I am = I am the person I am, with my individual personality and characteristics.
    How about I am that I am?

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    #4

    Re: What who

    Hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker,

    If I heard that from someone I would presume some sort of delusion of grandiose. ;)

    Cheers

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    #5

    Re: What who

    I assume you meant "delusions of grandiosity". I disagree. Those sentences would often be said by someone who is saying "Take me as I am."

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    That's right, take me as I am.



    --lotus

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    #7

    Re: What who

    Good old Popeye!

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    #8

    Re: What who

    Hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I assume you meant "delusions of grandiosity". I disagree. Those sentences would often be said by someone who is saying "Take me as I am."
    Yes I meant grandiosity, though my comment was just to post
    Quote Originally Posted by qiye3322 View Post
    How about I am that I am?
    not to all the sentences. And all I was alluding to was the precise wording that would be mainly associated with biblical language in particular with the way God presented himself to Moses.
    Cheers.
    Last edited by Jaskin; 16-Jun-2014 at 06:02.

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    #9

    Re: What who

    I don't think God was involved. Popeye is more possible.

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    #10

    Re: What who

    Hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    Yes you're right God was not involved, only the rendering of Hebrew Bible into English; but I doubt Popeye got anything to do with it.

    Cheers.

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