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Itasan



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:11 am    Post subject: play a little tennis Reply with quote

1. I play a little tennis.
2. I play tennis a little.
Which of the following do they mean?
(a) I have time to play tennis only infrequently.
(b) I am not very good at playing tennis.
Thank you.
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yoongkheong



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Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 b

2 a


That's how i see it
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, youngkheong.
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darrenmichael143



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very little difference, in my opinion.

As a native English speaker I am sure the listener would ask you to clarify what you meant if you said one of those expressions, if it was not contectually understood.
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