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    Grammar

    A doleful man
    A doleful looking man

    Any difference between the words in bold? Please.

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    A doleful man
    A doleful looking man

    Any difference between the words in bold? Please.
    Yes, there's a difference.
    The first phrase refers to a man who is doleful.
    The second refers to a man who looks doleful to others.

    Imagine this dialogue:
    Person: You look doleful.
    Doleful-looking man: Well, I'm not doleful. I always look this way.

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    Re: Grammar

    Thanks!

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