Baseball was invented in the United States.

bamboo--tw

Senior Member
ROC/Mandarin
Baseball was invented in the United States.


Hi,

Should I interpret the above as "Baseball was originated or started in the United States?" Thanks.
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Have you used a dictionary?

    Invented is not the same as started. A game could be invented in Madagascar. It might first be played, years later, in Nicaragua.
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Baseball was invented in the United States.


    Hi,

    Should I interpret the above as "Baseball was originated or started in the United States?" Thanks.

    You can reasonably deduce that from the statement, but it is not what the statement is actually saying. It is saying that it was a new game that was created by someones ingenuity in the United States.
     
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