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General => Language Questions => Topic started by: navi on October 10, 2013, 12:20:35 pm

Title: an episode
Post by: navi on October 10, 2013, 12:20:35 pm
1-He was talking about an episode of a TV series he had watched.
2-He was talking about the episode of a TV series he had watched.
Had he watched only a/the episode or the TV series?
Is there a difference between 1 and 2?

Are these sentences correct:
3-He was talking about an episode he had watched of a TV series.
4-He was talking about the episode he had watched of a TV series.

Gratefully,
Navi.
Title: Re: an episode
Post by: admin on October 10, 2013, 01:12:24 pm
1 We assume he has watched more than one episode.
2 We assume he has only watched one episode or is talking about a particular one.

3&4 - the word order is much better in 1&2
Title: Re: an episode
Post by: navi on October 12, 2013, 12:05:58 am
Thank you very much Duncan for all your replies.

5-He was talking about the only episode of a TV show he watched.

Does this mean that he only ever watched one single episode of only one TV show, or could it mean that he watched one episode of that particular TV show (and probably many episodes of other TV shows)?

Gratefully,
Navi.
Title: Re: an episode
Post by: admin on October 12, 2013, 11:23:16 am
Probably the former.