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Lv 6

Do they mean the same thing?

As she approached the kitchen, ...

A. ... footsteps and angry shouts met her ears.

B. ... she could hear footsteps and angry shouts.



Thank you for your answers. Hard to believe this is the final week.

6 Answers

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago
    Favourite answer

    They mean the same thing, but A) makes the actions more important and B) menas her reaction to them more important.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Pretty much the same. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    Somewhat. But “A” kind of implies a physical contact.

  • Vivian
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    A. "As she approached the kitchen, footsteps and angry shouts met her ears." means that "Her ears met footsteps and angry shout as she approached her kitchen."

    B. "As she approached the kitchen, she could hear footsteps and angry shouts." means that "She heard footsteps and angry shouts as she approached her kitchen."

    Both of those sentences would mean the same thing.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Yes, but one is way more poetic than the other.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Right. They mean the same thing.

    A. Is a more prosaic way of saying this.

    B. The way it is said in normal American English.

    Source(s): Native American English speaker for 68 years. Miss you all, when y/a shuts down
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