3
   

English

 
 
Thu 5 Jan, 2023 12:35 pm
Do these sentences mean the same thing:

-I desire to do this
-Doing this is very interesting to me
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 3 • Views: 1,691 • Replies: 4
Topic Closed
No top replies

 
View best answer, chosen by raychatu
Mame
 
  2  
Thu 5 Jan, 2023 12:42 pm
@raychatu,
Well, first of all, we wouldn't say I desire to do this. We'd say, I want to do this, or I like doing this.

They only mean the same thing if you want to do it because it's interesting. Just because doing something is 'interesting' doesn't necessarily mean you 'want' to do it.

If you're confused, consider that you're doing something you've never done before. Someone is showing you how to change the belt in your car. You may find it interesting, but it doesn't mean you want to do it again.
raychatu
 
  1  
Thu 5 Jan, 2023 01:53 pm
@Mame,
this is absolutely and extremely true
izzythepush
  Selected Answer
 
  2  
Thu 5 Jan, 2023 01:59 pm
@raychatu,
You might want to look up tautology while you're at it.
Mame
 
  2  
Thu 5 Jan, 2023 02:16 pm
@izzythepush,
Yes Smile Used quite a bit, I find. Annoying. Six a.m. in the morning. Past history.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

deal - Question by WBYeats
Let pupils abandon spelling rules, says academic - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Please, I need help. - Question by imsak
Is this sentence grammatically correct? - Question by Sydney-Strock
"come from" - Question by mcook
concentrated - Question by WBYeats
 
  1. Forums
  2. » English
Copyright © 2024 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 04/24/2024 at 10:55:58