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    Are the two sentences equivalent?

    Hello,

    Please consider the following two sentences (please also note that this is not meant to be a Theology question, it is rather meant to be strictly an English question):

    Sentence 1: "I will obtain whatever I request of God."
    Sentence 2: "God will grant everything I request of Him."

    Are the sentence 1 and the sentence 2 the equivalent in meaning?

    Thank you,

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    Re: Are the two sentences equivalent?

    Are the Sentence 1 and the Sentence 2 the equivalent in meaning?

    There is a difference in meaning.
    Have you checked in the dictionary the meanings of the words "obtain" and "grant"?

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    #3

    Re: Are the two sentences equivalent?

    If you put "me" after "grant", the sentences pretty much mean the same.

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    Re: Are the two sentences equivalent?

    In effect, they cover the same ground. If you dig around,you might find something that couldn't be covered by one of the verbs, but in most cases of the things people ask for in prayer, either will do.

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    Re: Are the two sentences equivalent?

    Hello again,
    Thank you for all your input!

    This time, let me change the sentence 2 slightly:

    Sentence 1: I will obtain whatever I request of God.

    Sentence 2: I will be granted everything I request of God.


    Are the two sentences above equivalent?

    Thank you for your help!

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    #6

    Re: Are the two sentences equivalent?

    They mean the same to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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