because they’re moving to Canada

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Allegro molto, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Allegro molto

    Allegro molto Senior Member

    Japanese
    Hello

    They’re selling their furniture because they’re moving to Canada.
    (from a dictionary)

    Does the "they’re moving" imply that they still stay in the old house before they move?

    Thank you
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    No, it doesn't imply that at all.
     
  3. Allegro molto

    Allegro molto Senior Member

    Japanese
    Hello, Copyright
    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Am I right in supposing that they are in the new house at the moment of selling their furniture?
     
  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    No, you don't normally move to another country and then try to sell the furniture in your old home.

    The way it has worked in my own life is that I stay in my home, sell the furniture before I move, and then move. But the original sentence doesn't imply that -- you could move into a hotel while you sell the furniture in your home before you move.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011

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