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    #1

    I want you to look it up in the dictionary

    Hello,

    I am confused about the meaning of the sentence that I have in mind,and I want to share it with you.

    I want you to look it up in the dictionary which would help you to understand the meaning of this word better.


    Does not it convey the meaning that "one should choose a dictionary that will help him understand the meaning
    better" rather than saying "look it up and it will help you to understand the meaning regardless of the dictionary in use"?

    Thank you for you help and consideration.

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    Re: I want you to look it up in the dictionary

    If you put a comma in after dictionary, it would give the second meaning, which is the one intended IMO.

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