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    #1

    some people

    a. There are some people who watch the news every day.
    b. Some people watch the news every day.


    Can these sentences in certain cases mean the same as
    c. Every day there are some people (not necessarily the same ones) who watch the news.
    I don't know why to me a and b are saying that we have one group of people who watch the news every day but c doesn't mean that. In c all that is being said is that the news is watched every day, but not necessarily by the same people.

    d. He goes of with some of his friends every day.
    e. He fights with some neighbors every day.

    In d&e does he go out with the same friends or fight with the same neighbors?


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    #2

    Re: some people

    I think that a,b and c are just general statements (of truth). They are also objective. They don't imply that the same people watch the news every day.

    d and e are also similar. They don't explicitly mean that he goes out with the same friends (d) or that he fights with the same neighbors (e), but they might mean it, because they are the people he knows.

    Hope this helps.

    M.

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