Question about wording?

Discussion in 'Real Life Stories' started by MrInfinity, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Do the following sentences have the same meaning to you or does each state a different idea.

    "Sam broke my laptop."

    "My laptop broke while Sam was using it."
  2. Different meanings. The first is defining that Sam broke the laptop. The second is making a statement of uncertain blame. Did Sam break it? Or did Sam just happen to be using it when everything went to shit?

  3. That's how I feel about it, in the first Sam did something to cause it to brake, in the second Sam was just using it when it broke, it could have broke a week prior or a week later but it just happened to be when Sam was using it.

    Thank you. Most people I've asked have agreed but there is one friend pissing me off and when in an argument, turn to the internet. :smoke:
  4. He is being stubborn, this is obviously 2 different meanings.

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