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Different meanings betwen

  1. Aug 28, 2005 #1
    Hello, my name is Yude Azuki, a Japanese
    I just finished an English course for begginners. Can you say me the difference between two sentence ?

    *i have an extremely deep passion for fast action movies*
    *I am completely addicted to fast action movies*

    i feel that the first sentence not correct as the second and the second is more good to hear. Can you say me please ?Thank you
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2005 #2
    I think both are correct, and both have about the same meaning. For casual speaking, you would be more likely to hear someone say the second.

    Also, you should use the word "tell" instead of "say" when you are asking someone to give you a response. For example: Can you tell me the difference?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2005 #3

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    Both have similar meaning, and both would be correct English. The second is more likely to be said in informal conversation, such as with your friends, to emphasize your excitement. The first one would be more formal sounding; you might use it when writing an essay instead of when conversing.

    (Since you obviously would like to improve your English, in your question, instead of writing "Can you say me..." you should use, "Can you tell me..." :smile:)

    Edit: mattmns beat me to the answer!
     
  5. Aug 28, 2005 #4

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    I think that the seccond one means that you just like fast-action movies;

    I think the first one means that you respect things about fast-action movies
     
  6. Aug 28, 2005 #5
    What you are seeing is the difference between 'passive' and 'active' voice.

    Both have the same meaning however 'passive' voice is more formal and not a conversational style.
     
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