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    Beating

    Hello!

    I've just looked up that the word "beating" could mean "a defeat or setback". So does the following sentences mean the same?

    1). Our team had beating, but not a bad beating.
    2). Our team was beaten, but not badly.

    As I understood I have (hade) beating mean the same as I am (was) beaten. Am I right?

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Beating

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    Hello!

    I've just looked up that the word "beating" could mean "a defeat or setback". So does the following sentences mean the same?

    1). Our team had beating, but not a bad beating.
    2). Our team was beaten, but not badly.

    As I understood I have (hade) beating mean the same as I am (was) beaten. Am I right?

    Thanks in advance!
    Yes - and no.

    I had a beating -context will indicate if it a beating committed on your body or a defeat for a sportsman/sports team. "Team" indicates the second meaning.

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    Re: Beating

    I think my question was wrong.

    Do these sentences mean the same? (As I understood in your explanation the meaning is the same).
    1). Our team had a beating, but not a bad beating. (a is needed right?)
    2). Our team was beaten, but not badly.

    If the sentences above are interchangeable then I could say I have (had) a beating or I am (was) beaten meaning the same thing, right?

    Thanks again.


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    Re: Beating

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    I think my question was wrong.

    Do these sentences mean the same? (As I understood in your explanation the meaning is the same). Yes and yes
    1). Our team had a beating, but not a bad beating. (a is needed right?)
    2). Our team was beaten, but not badly.

    If the sentences above are interchangeable then I could say I have (had) a beating or I am (was) beaten meaning the same thing, right? Yes

    Thanks again.
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