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mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Is sentence (1) equivalent to sentence (2)?

1. I consider that advertising is one of the biggest businesses today.
2. I consider it one of the biggest businesses today to advertise.

Thanks.
 
  • grumpus

    Senior Member
    English U.S.
    mimi2 said:
    Hi,
    Is sentence (1) equivalent to sentence (2)?

    1. I consider that advertising is one of the biggest businesses today.
    2. I consider it one of the biggest businesses today to advertise.

    Thanks.

    Hi Mimi2,

    without careful thought, they seem the same to me.

    Grumpus
     

    hellokitty

    New Member
    Toronto--I speak English
    1. I consider advertising one of the biggest businesses today.
    2. I consider it one of the biggest businesses today.
    That's how I would phrase the two sentences.
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Hi Hellokitty.
    I don't agree with you on the second sentence.
    Because I would wonder what "it" is.
    2. I consider it one of the biggest businesses today.
     

    grumpus

    Senior Member
    English U.S.
    mimi2 said:
    Hi Hellokitty.
    I don't agree with you on the second sentence.
    Because I would wonder what "it" is.
    2. I consider it one of the biggest businesses today.


    Hi Mimi/HelloKitty,

    Given no context, I think Mimi is correct. If you already know what you're talking about then what HelloKitty says would be more normal.

    saludos,
    Grumpus
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    1. I consider that advertising is one of the biggest businesses today.
    2. I consider it one of the biggest businesses today to advertise.
    (2) might be understood as equivalent to (1), but apart from being a rather clumsy sentence, advertising and to advertise are not equivalents.
    Advertising is the specialist business.
    Other businesses that wish to advertise, commission advertising to help them.
     
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