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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you understood in the previous thread that we don't have/use "facilities" to wash off makeup, why did you use it again in this thread?
    I asked does it also change in my new sentences and provided an example from my previous thread with a sentence where it does.

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I didn't say I didn't understand that. I don't need to reread the thread. I answered the question in post 7.
    But you didn't follow the advice. No one uses facilities to remove makeup.

    You might use a washcloth or a Kleenex. You wouldn't use a facility. It doesn't make sense.
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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I asked does it also change in my new sentences and provided an example from my previous thread with a sentence where it does.
    If you removed to, it would make even less sense.
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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

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    But you didn't follow the advice. No one uses facilities to remove makeup.

    You might use a washcloth or a Kleenex. You wouldn't use a facility. It doesn't make sense.
    This is your answer below from that thread. You didn't remove "facilities" it wasn't crossed out so I thought using it wasn't wrong.
    "For more context. "She has a lot of cosmetics and facilities for washing it off." Or "There are a lot of facilities to wash it from the face."
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...quot-skin-quot post #2

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    This is your answer below from that thread. You didn't remove "facilities" it wasn't crossed out so I thought using it wasn't wrong.
    "For more context. "She has a lot of cosmetics and facilities for washing it off."

    That's fine. It means she has (a) plenty of makeup and (b) plenty of places where she can remove it.


    Or "There are a lot of facilities to wash it from her face."

    A facility is a place. In this case, it would be a place with a washroom. So that sentence means she had several places where she could go to wash – maybe her apartment, her workplace, her school, and a friend's house.

    I don't think that's what you're trying to say.

    If that's what you meant to say, then it's fine.


    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...quot-skin-quot post #2
    That's the best I can do on this one. I hope it helps!
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 31-Oct-2020 at 23:16.
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