Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Are both these sentences correct, and do they mean the same:

a) "Justin Trudeau apologized for the claims of his reckless behaviour, but vowed to press on with his reelection campaign."

b) "Justin Trudeau apologized for the claims of his reckless behaviour, but vowed to resume with his reelection campaign."

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    No. Press on means he has not stopped. Resumed means he has stopped but is restarting. I find him apologizing for someone elses' claims rather strange. He might apologize for his own behavior but that is something different.

    Trudeau 'apologized for his reportedly reckless behaviour' might be more accurate. You dong't need a comma as 'but vowed to press on with his re-election campaign' cannot stand as an independent clause. (If you said , but he vowed to carry on with his re-election campaign' you would use a comma.)

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No - neither is correct.  That would mean that he's apologizing for making claims.  

    You also shouldn't put a comma before the word 'but' unless it's part of a subordinate clause.  

    You 'press on WITH' something, but you just 'resume' something.

    This is fine - 

    a) "Justin Trudeau apologized if his behaviour had seemed reckless, as had been alleged, but vowed to press on with his reelection campaign."and so is - b) "Justin Trudeau apologized if his behaviour had seemed reckless but vowed to resume his reelection campaign."

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