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    • Join Date: Jan 2008
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    #1

    Same, or different?

    Hi, there!

    A We can vote when we're 20 years old.
    B We get the right to vote when we're 20 years old.

    Are A and B the same in meaning?

    It seems to me that A means we have the right to vote only while we are twenty.

    Thank you!

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  1. ladybird987's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jul 2008
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    #2

    Re: Same, or different?

    It is a matter of style.

    to have the right to do sth. is quite formal
    to get the right to do sth. - means that up from this age you have the right to do sth.

    can - you can as well swimm, read, write...
    still, it means that at the age of 20 you have the right to vote

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