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    difference

    It makes no difference for the government to cut the financial aid and to kill the citizens.

    Is this sentence grammatically correct? If not, could anyone please help me with it?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: difference

    I'd say:
    It makes no difference to the government to cut financial aid and kill the citizens. ( I removed the second 'to' as I assumed that the aid and the killing are part of a single action)



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    Re: difference

    I am still a bit confused...I want to emphasize that if the government cut the financial aid, that is the same as killing the citizens. So I use "no difference" here to exaggerate the effect on cutting the financial aid. If "cutting the financial aid" and "killing the citizens" are considered as one action, will "no difference" lose its meaning?

    Thank you!!

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    Re: difference

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    It makes no difference for the government to cut the financial aid and to kill the citizens.

    Is this sentence grammatically correct? If not, could anyone please help me with it?

    Thank you.
    how about:

    It makes no difference whether the government cuts the financial aid from their own citizens or just kills them.

    Either way they will be dead.
    Is that what you wanted to say?

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    #5

    Re: difference

    I'd go with Marylin's sentence.


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    Re: difference

    Thank you!!

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