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    #1

    Different wording, same meaning

    Me: I did it.

    Friend:So you did it.

    Please check these sentences in reference to this situation.

    Me to friend: "You used different wording for same thing that I told you"

    Me to friend:"These both things are same".

    Friend to me:"Is, it has been done by you, same as, you have done it?"

    Friend to me: "Does, it has been done by you, have same meaning as, you have done it?"
    Last edited by tufguy; 22-Apr-2015 at 13:14.

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    #2

    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    A very strange conversation. The first sentence should have been "I did it.". Try it again from there.

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    #3

    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    I have done it.

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    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    Please reply guys, please.

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    #5

    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    I honestly cannot understand what you mean. If your friend said So you did it after you said that, the most likely meaning for me would be that they were not impressed by your having done it, close to So what?/Who cares?.

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    #6

    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Me: I did it.

    Friend: [Always put a space after a colon.] So you did it.

    I'm not sure what your friend meant. It might be:

    - So you did it. [So what? Your friend doesn't care.]

    - So, you did it. [Your friend is discovering that it was you who did it.]

    - So, you did it. [Your friend is surprised, happy, or relieved that you finally did it.]

    Please check these sentences in reference to this situation. What is the situation?

    Me to friend: You used different wording for the same thing I said.

    Me to friend: Both of those things are the same.

    Friend to me: Is "It has been done by you" the same as "You have done it"? The question is not part of the quote, so put the question mark outside the quote.

    Friend to me: Does "It has been done by you" have the same meaning as "You have done it"?
    I'm not sure what you're asking. Can you tell us more?
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 27-Apr-2015 at 19:31.
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    #7

    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    Charlie, that should be "what you're asking".

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    #8

    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Charlie, that should be "what you're asking".
    Thanks! Little things mean a lot!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #9

    Re: Different wording, same meaning

    I didn't want to tell anything. I just wanted to get my sentences checked. I wanted to know which of those are correct and that is what Charlie did. Thank you.

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