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    #1

    Difference

    Dear all,

    Is there any difference between both these two sentences :

    a)I remembered being sent the New year Greetings by you when you were in previous company.

    b) I remembered the New Year Greetings being sent by you when you were in previous company.

    As per my understanding, first one(underlined part) is a gerund phrase and the second one is participle phrase.


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    Re: Difference

    a)I remembered being sent the New year Greetings by you when you were in previous company.

    b) I remembered the New Year Greetings being sent by you when you were in previous company.

    If we just discuss the actual meaning, and difference in meaning between the two sentences:
    If the first, you are emphasizing that you recall receiving the New Year's Greetings card (or however the greeting was conveyed) from this gentleman when he was with a previous company.

    In the second, you are emphasizing that you recalled that it was he who sent you the New Year's greetings, at the time when he worked for a previous company.

    However, we would not phrase it like that. We would say:
    I remembered your sending me a New Year's Greetings card when you were with a previous company.
    and
    I remembered that it was you who (kindly) sent me a New Year's Greetings card, when you were with a previous company.
    Last edited by David L.; 13-Nov-2007 at 04:00.

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