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    I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Are there any differences between these two sentences?

    Original :When I get home in the evenings, I often feel exhausted- more from the travelling than from my work.

    My own sentence :When I get home in the evenings, I often feel more exhausted from the travelling than from my work itself.
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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Yes, of course. The different ways they are phrased makes a difference. Try reading the sentences to yourself, aloud, in the most natural way you can. Try to really mean what you are saying, as if the sentences are really true, and as if you are speaking to somebody.

    If you do this well, should be able to hear the difference.

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Remember to put a space after a colon, not before it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Yes, of course. The different ways they are phrased makes a difference.
    This pedant agrees.

    I have to say, however, that I suspect that many native speakers would not feel a significant difference.

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I have to say, however, that I suspect that many native speakers would not feel a significant difference.
    This pedant believes that they would feel it, at least to some extent, but that they wouldn't be able to understand it, or say what it is.

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Try reading the sentences to yourself, aloud, in the most natural way you can. Try to really mean what you are saying, as if the sentences are really true, and as if you are speaking to somebody.

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    Thanks teacher for your guide. I did what you said, but I couldn't figure their differences out. I also did practice the following, but I couldn't. I think the meanings are the same.However, maybe my conclusion in parentheses will be OK.


    I am more interested in learning English than in learning France. (HERE more (as an adverb) modifies adjective)




    I am interested more in learning English than in learning France. (HERE more (as an adverb)modifies prepositional phrase)

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    You can't learn France. You can learn French.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can't learn France. You can learn French.
    Thanks, but that is not my problem.

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    I'm aware that it wasn't your original question but we correct all mistakes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I often feel exhausted more from the travelling than

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    I am more interested in learning English than in learning France. (HERE more (as an adverb) modifies adjective)

    I am interested more in learning English than in learning France. (HERE more (as an adverb)modifies prepositional phrase)
    These are different sentences from those in your original post, nininaz. The comparison between these two is not the same as the comparison between the other two. I think you may be confusing yourself. Just compare one set of sentences at a time. Go back and look at the original sentences again.

    Look at the original. This is a perfectly good sentence. Look at the dash (-) after exhausted. Can you see that this separates two distinct thoughts in the speaker's mind?

    Thought 1: When I get home in the evenings, I often feel exhausted-
    Thought 2: more [exhausted] from the travelling than from my work.

    You see that the main focus of Thought 1 (and the focus of the sentence as a whole) is the underlined part. Can you see that Thought 2 acts as an afterthought to this? The speaker feels a need to add to what she said, to explain what she said. The dash represents a short pause between the two thoughts.

    Now, look at your own sentence again and try to feel the difference. How many thoughts are there? Where is the focus? Think about the reasons why somebody would say it in this way.

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