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    #1

    Question doubt

    Hi,

    I would like to know if there is any difference between :

    I look forward to seeing him sometime / I look forward to meeting him sometime.

    And another doubt. When someone says;

    thanks for the invitation, I would like to come to Brasil.It may take a while though. I am working on a project which will lead me to another country. But one day.

    By saying it may take a while thouh sounds like a polite refusal ?

    But one day it doesn´t mean making any promises ?

    Thanks

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    Re: doubt

    [1] I look forward to seeing him when I meet him.
    [2] I look forward to meeting him.

    [3] He's being honest with you. He wants to go to Brasil one day, but not right now; he can't go, even if he wanted to; he is busy with work right now. The project he is working on requires that he travel to another country. He might be away for a year or so, or less.

    Does that help?

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    Question Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    [1] I look forward to seeing him when I meet him.
    [2] I look forward to meeting him.

    [3] He's being honest with you. He wants to go to Brasil one day, but not right now; he can't go, even if he wanted to; he is busy with work right now. The project he is working on requires that he travel to another country. He might be away for a year or so, or less.

    Does that help?
    thank you so much for answerig me ! well, hehhehehe in the same email he wrote: "lets keep our correspondence solely by email." My doubt is: correspondence is written letters so i guess as i was told tht the sentence would be better structured as lets keep our correspondence solely to emails or let´s correspond lolely to emails. The funny is that a linguist wrote the sentence and for this reason i thought that it could have another meaning. like correspondence meaning reciprocity ( of feelings ) maybe ?

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    Re: doubt

    I agree with Anglika's advice. Correspondence means communication by exchange of letters--an email is a virtual letter. Furthermore, solely by email, as opposed to sending/writing email and writing letters, both.

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    I agree with Anglika's advice. Correspondence means communication by exchange of letters--an email is a virtual letter. Furthermore, solely by email, as opposed to sending/writing email and writing letters, both.

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    thanks again !!! so when you said both you meant both alternatives: keep our reciprocity solely by emails right ? hehhehhe sorry I am a little slow

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    thanks again !!! so when you said both you meant both alternatives: keep our reciprocity solely by emails right ? hehhehhe sorry I am a little slow
    He is asking you to email him. Yes.

    Does that help?

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