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    Google shows meaning when searched.

    "Google shows its meaning when searched."

    "Google shows its meaning when it is searched."

    "Google shows its meaning when we search it."

    Please check. Do these sentences mean same?

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    #2

    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    I have no idea if those sentences mean the same thing, because they make no sense to me.

    We don't search Google. We use Google to search for things.

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    #3

    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I have no idea if those sentences mean the same thing, because they make no sense to me.

    We don't search Google. We use Google to search for things.
    "Google shows the meaning of a word, when searched."

    "Google shows the meaning of a word, when it is searched."

    "Google shows the meaning of a word, when we search it."

    Could you please tell me what is the way to correct the second part of my sentences, I mean the "when" part? Second part doesn't refer to google. It refers to the meaning of the word that is being searched.
    Last edited by tufguy; 05-Jul-2016 at 16:34.

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    #4

    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    These days, "to Google" is a fairly commonly accepted verb.

    If you Google a word, it will show you the definition.
    You can get the definition of a word by Googling it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    Tufguy, Google doesn't show us the meanings of words. It helps us find websites that do. Perhaps:

    If you want to know the meaning of a word, you can Google it.

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    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Tufguy, Google doesn't show us the meanings of words. It helps us find websites that do. Perhaps:

    If you want to know the meaning of a word, you can Google it.
    Actually, Google has recently started showing word definitions in response to certain queries. Nevertheless, your version of Tufguy's text is better.
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    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Actually, Google has recently started showing word definitions in response to certain queries. Nevertheless, your version of Tufguy's text is better.
    Yes, along with the meaning it also shows synonyms and it also tells you that what is the way to pronounce a word. It also shows where it was derived from.

    So, do my sentences make sense (post# 3)? Or could you please show me the correct way to write these sentences?

    "Nevertheless, your version of Tufguy's text is better." Sorry, I didn't get it.

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    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    I'd use Google shows definitions of words in its results.

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    Re: Google shows meaning when searched.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Nevertheless, your version of Tufguy's text is better." Sorry, I didn't get it.
    I thought that Tarheel's corrected version of your text improved the text.
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