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1.What doesn't “CNN” or “ABC” report that the "others" do?

or

2. What doesn't “CNN” or “ABC” report while the "others" do?

which one is corrcet?

Thanks in advance :D
 

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pasiree said:
1.What doesn't “CNN” or “ABC” report that the "others" do?

or

2. What doesn't “CNN” or “ABC” report while the "others" do?

which one is corrcet?

Thanks in advance :D

I would use "that" there. "While" creates the confusion of possible simultaneousness.
 
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MikeNewYork, thanks for your help :D

and two more questions

1. What does " twist things around" mean?
It means "distortion", doesn't it?

2. If I want to say " he twists my topic", is it make any sense or should I say "he distorts my topic"? Are the word "twist" and "distort" interchangeable?

Thanks again :)




MikeNewYork said:
pasiree said:
1.What doesn't “CNN” or “ABC” report that the "others" do?

or

2. What doesn't “CNN” or “ABC” report while the "others" do?

which one is corrcet?

Thanks in advance :D

I would use "that" there. "While" creates the confusion of possible simultaneousness.
 

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pasiree said:
MikeNewYork, thanks for your help :D

and two more questions

1. What does " twist things around" mean?
It means "distortion", doesn't it?

2. If I want to say " he twists my topic", is it make any sense or should I say "he distorts my topic"? Are the word "twist" and "distort" interchangeable?

Thanks again :)

Yes, "twist around" can mean "distort". They are similar but not always interchangeable. I would not say "twists my topic", "twists around my topic", or "distorts my topic".

I would say he "twists my words" or "twists my words around". I would say he distorts my meaning. But I would not interchange those. I would use them interchangeably for "argument". Does that make sense?
 
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