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    Are both sentences correct?

    I do not want Janet coming to the meeting and sticking her oar in.
    I do not want Janet to come to the meeting and stick her oar in.

    1. Are both sentences correct? If so, is there is difference in meaning?

    2. What does 'stick her oar in' mean?


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    Re: Are both sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I do not want Janet coming to the meeting and sticking her oar in.
    I do not want Janet to come to the meeting and stick her oar in.

    1. Are both sentences correct? If so, is there is difference in meaning?

    2. What does 'stick her oar in' mean?
    if you put your oar in, you interfere in other people's business without invitation.

    Yes, both sentences are fine and the difference in meaning is very slight.
    The first sentence suggests Janet is in the habit of coming to meetings.
    The second is neutral in this respect.

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    Re: Are both sentences correct?

    Thanks, Svartnik.

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