Sentence pairs

 

Comment on the difference in meaning between the sentences in these sentence pairs in a similar fashion to what has been done for A1 and A2.

Exercise

 

A1       Although they did not win the game, they came out on top tactically.
A2       Although they came out on top tactically, they did not win the game.
 
The sentences do not have the same information in the dependent clause and in the main clause. The information in the dependent clauses is a bit less important than the information in the main clauses. So in the first one it seems more important that they came out on top, and in the second one it seems more important that they did not win.
 
B1       Gillies turned back to the fire and spoke to them.
B2       Gillies spoke to them and turned back to the fire.
 
C1       She was the leader because she knew what she wanted to do.
C2       She was the leader and she knew what she wanted to do.
 
D1       He looked disappointed, but he smiled.
D2       He smiled, but he looked disappointed.
 
E1        Peter smiled when Mary took a picture.
E2        Mary took a picture when Peter smiled.
 
F1        Sandra and Tom are very different, but they are good friends.
F2        Even though Sandra and Tom are very different, they are good friends.

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