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D00M
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:03:56 PM

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Hello respected teachers,
Is there any real difference in meaning bet the two following?

Linda is considering buying my old car.
Linda considers buying my old car.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:21:46 PM

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The first means that this is what is happening in this period of time (this few days, probably).

The second one sounds strange - it means that Linda habitually, always thinks about buying your old car.

I breathe - all the time.
She considers buying my car - all the time.




Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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