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Activities for July 2018 vs Activities for the month of July 2018 Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:00:52 PM
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The temple where I attend has monthly activities. The members are each given a copy detailing the activities for the current month.

The heading of the form is Activities for the month of July 2018


if the wording were changed to Activities for July 2018 would there be a change of meaning?

Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:02:52 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
The temple where I attend have monthly activities. The members are each given a copy detailing the activities for the current month.

The heading of the form is Activities for the month of July 2018


if the wording were changed to Activities for July 2018 would there be a change of meaning?

Thanks.


No change at all.

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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:08:20 PM
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Thanks, FounDit, for your prompt reply.

If the wording were changed to Activities for July 2018 would there be a change of meaning?

Should it be change in meaning or change of meaning? Or are both correct?
NKM
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:50:14 PM

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"Change" (in this usage) is a countable noun, so an indefinite article ("a", "some" or "any") is expected.

Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:57:16 PM
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NKM wrote:
"Change" (in this usage) is a countable noun, so an indefinite article ("a", "some" or "any") is expected.


Thanks, NKM.

My question is not related to an indefinite article. Sorry for the confusion I have caused by not highlighting the 'a' in my question.


If the wording were changed to Activities for July 2018 would there be a change of meaning?

Should it be a change in meaning or a change of meaning? Or are both correct?
FounDit
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 9:04:06 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
NKM wrote:
"Change" (in this usage) is a countable noun, so an indefinite article ("a", "some" or "any") is expected.


Thanks, NKM.

My question is not related to an indefinite article. Sorry for the confusion I have caused by not highlighting the 'a' in my question.


If the wording were changed to Activities for July 2018 would there be a change of meaning?

Should it be a change in meaning or a change of meaning? Or are both correct?


It should be "a change in meaning". The full idea is, "a change in (the) meaning (of the title).


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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 9:32:26 PM
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Thanks, FounDit, for the explanation below.

It should be "a change in meaning". The full idea is, "a change in (the) meaning (of the title).
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:07:41 AM

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I agree that probably "change in meaning" is a bit better - but you may notice that FounDit answered your question "Would there be a change of meaning?" without comment.

I don't think that anyone would object to "change of meaning" or tell you it is wrong.

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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:24:24 AM
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Thanks, DragOnspeaker.
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