satisfying career as a bandleader

kenny4528

Senior Member
Mandarin, Taiwan
Hi, all

Ricky had a satisfying career as a bandleader.

Ricky was satisfited with his career as a bandleader.

I just came across the two sentences from other websites, where the writer says these two sentences have the same meaning. To my ear, it seems to be totally different, but I can't tell the distinction between them precisely. Am I right that these two sentences are not the same in meaning?

Thanks.
 
  • tomandjerryfan

    Senior Member
    English (Canada)
    The approach is different but the sentences are essentially the same:

    Ricky had a satisfying career as a bandleader = the career satisfied him.
    Ricky was satisfied with his career as a bandleader = he was satisfied with his career.
     

    kenny4528

    Senior Member
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    The approach is different but the sentences are essentially the same:

    Ricky had a satisfying career as a bandleader = the career satisfied him.
    Ricky was satisfied with his career as a bandleader = he was satisfied with his career.
    Thank you for an explanation. That is pretty clear.
     
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