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Hale Chen

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, everyone.
There is a sentence I originally want to say like this: "I pondered what they spoke of in their letter and felt it was justified."
However, my friend translates it into this: "I wondered whether what they spoke of in their letter was justified."

Do the two sentences have the same meaning? Thanks in advance.
 
  • Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    Neither of these sentences is natural modern English. They don't have different meanings.

    "I wondered whether what they spoke of in their letter was justified."

    Perhaps, "I wonder if what they say is/can be justified/ justifiable", fits the context.
     
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