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    Part of speech change?

    Hi!

    I need to know what the difference is between these 2 sentences:

    1. Culture influences how a society defines gender roles.
    2. Culture has an influence on how a society defines gender.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Part of speech change?

    Welcome to the forum, Amy.

    I see no significant difference in meaning between the two sentences.

    Edit. But see post 3.
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    Re: Part of speech change?

    They could have very different meanings. Sentence 1. is about gender roles and sentence 2. is about gender.

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    Re: Part of speech change?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    They could have very different meanings. Sentence 1. is about gender roles and sentence 2. is about gender.


    I missed the absence of 'roles' in the second.

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