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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    Smile A kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds.

    A kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds.
    A kilogram equals to 2.2 pounds.
    A kilogram amounts to 2.2 pounds.
    A kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds.
    A kilogram is equivalent to 2.2 pounds.


    Do all of the above sound right and convey the same idea? Thanks.

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    Re: A kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds.

    A kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds.
    A kilogram equals to 2.2 pounds. We don't use "to" after the verb "equal".
    A kilogram amounts to 2.2 pounds. -- but unusual
    A kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds.
    A kilogram is equivalent to 2.2 pounds.

    They mean more or less the same, but "about" in the first sentence indicates clearly that the conversion is only approximately -- that is, one kilo is not exactly 2.2 pounds.

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    Re: A kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds.

    Thanks, Rewboss.
    Got it!

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