02/JUL/2007 5:44 PM
Marcio wonders whether substituting contributed to for added to really adds to our understanding of it.
As Dale has pointed out, in this instance there’s no difference.
What I’m curious about is this: why does Marcio ask whether it “adds to our understanding”? (or was that "contribute to" our understanding!)
When, surely, the question should be: “Does it express the speaker’s intended meaning?”
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added to vs. contributed to Márcio Farias 02/JUL/2007, 1:30 PM
added to vs. contributed to Dale/CR 02/JUL/2007, 5:29 PM
added to vs. contributed to Márcio Farias 02/JUL/2007, 8:42 PM
speaker's intent m rob 02/JUL/2007, 5:44 PM
speaker's intent Márcio Farias 02/JUL/2007, 8:49 PM
speaker's intent Ricardo - EMB 03/JUL/2007, 9:45 AM
speaker's intent Dale/CR 03/JUL/2007, 11:20 AM
speaker's intent Márcio Farias 03/JUL/2007, 1:21 PM
speaker's intent M Rob 04/JUL/2007, 7:21 PM
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