San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

Do these sentences mean the same thing?

A. The expressions on the faces of the workers were enough for him to guess what had happened.

B. The workers' expressions were enough for him to guess what had happened.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
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    A. is the better answer, because an "expression" can be something verbal (something that someone says). "Oh my God!" is an expression.  "Facial expression" is the LOOK on someone's face, their unspoken reaction.  So B is not as clear.  "The expressions on the workers' faces" is also ok (and a bit faster to say).

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    They are both the same. The second is neater .

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    They do, but the first one starts to sound a bit contrived like:"The fascinating witches who put the scintilating stiches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Catactacus, were just passing by...."

    • E4 weeks agoReport

      What a total nonsense answer! 

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