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    Question that is to say

    I have two questions concerned with that is to say:

    1. Does it mean exactly the same as that is? The funny thing is, CALD gives two, though quite similar, definitions: one for "that is to say" and another for "that is (to say)". Can confuse, can't it?

    2. Can this phrase start a new clause (after a full stop or a semicolon)? I was pretty sure it shouldn't but have come across such a use of it.

    Thanks,
    Nyggus


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    Re: that is to say

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    I have two questions concerned with that is to say:

    1. Does it mean exactly the same as that is? The funny thing is, CALD gives two, though quite similar, definitions: one for "that is to say" and another for "that is (to say)". Can confuse, can't it?

    To me they are interchangeable.

    2. Can this phrase start a new clause (after a full stop or a semicolon)? I was pretty sure it shouldn't but have come across such a use of it. Yes, it can. That is to say, if you want to use the phrase this way, you may.

    Thanks,
    Nyggus
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