all boil down to money//all result from money

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jesusguime

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The problems in Steven's family all boil down to money.
... all result from money.


Hi,
Does the second in the above correctly interpret the first? Thanks.
 
  • Cypherpunk

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    US, English
    The first sentence is more ambiguous. The problems could stem from lots of money or lack of money. The second sentence would be more likely to be taken as 'the problems all result from having lots of money'.

    In a general sense, though, they both convey similar ideas.
     

    jesusguime

    Banned
    Chinese
    Thanks, Cypherpunk.
    To make sure, I have this feeling that the second version could also be interpreted as " ... result from lack of money." But I'm not sure if I'm right because I'm not a native.
     

    Cypherpunk

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    US, English
    Thanks, Cypherpunk.
    To make sure, I have this feeling that the second version could also be interpreted as " ... result from lack of money." But I'm not sure if I'm right because I'm not a native.
    It could be interpreted that way, but I think most native speakers would interpret it as "...resulting from too much money."
     
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