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    #1

    Which one is better?

    A. I saw a letter of yours on my desk.
    B. I saw a letter for you on my desk.

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    #2

    Re: Which one is better?

    Is the letter FROM the person you are speaking to, or FOR the person you are speaking to?

    {not a teacher}


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    Re: Which one is better?

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    It's for the listener.

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    Re: Which one is better?

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    It's for the listener.
    Then B.


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    #5

    Re: Which one is better?

    Are they different?
    A. an English teacher
    B. a teacher of English

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    #6

    Re: Which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by naroad View Post
    Are these different?
    A. an English teacher
    B. a teacher of English
    No, they are the same - generally
    A. can mean two things:
    i) A teacher of English.
    ii) A teacher from England, who might teach anything, say, History.

    However, for i) you put the stress on English. An English Teacher
    For ii) you stress both English and Teacher. An English Teacher

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