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    Question I don't judge their ability to speak English.

    Let's just say
    phease 1 is " I don't judge their ability to speak English"
    phrase 2 is " I don't judge their English speaking ability"
    is it wrong to say phrase 1 can have 2 meanings ? Also if i want to describe the same meaning as phrase 2 ? Is it wrong to say phrase 1 is not exactly as same as phrase 2 because phrase 1 can have 2 meanings ?
    thanks in advance

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    Re: I don't judge their ability to speak English.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curianhg View Post
    Let's just say phrase sentence 1 is "I don't judge their ability to speak English" and phrase sentence 2 is "I don't judge their English​-speaking ability".

    Is it wrong to say phrase sentence 1 can have 2 two meanings? Also, if I want to describe the same meaning as phrase sentence 2, is it wrong to say phrase sentence 1 is not exactly as the same as phrase sentence 2 because phrase sentence 1 can have 2 two meanings?

    Thanks in advance.
    1. Welcome to the forum.

    2. They are sentences, not phrases.

    3. It's important to follow these rules of written English at all times:
    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Do not put a space after opening quotation marks.
    - Do not put a space before closing quotation marks.

    4. Sentence 1 doesn't have two meanings. It simply means the same as sentence 2. Sentence 2 means the same as sentence 1. There is a big difference between "having two meanings" and "meaning the same as something else".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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