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Re: Re[2]: [Czechlist] Re: TERM: affect

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  • Simon Vaughan
    ... Oh, I think I understand now. I suppose I thought that, by saying that affected could be used in place of influenced , you implied that the two words
    Message 1 of 10 , Sep 3, 2002
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      > >> When in his opinion does "A [in place of|instead of] B" mean "A *AND
      > >> NOT* B" (i.e., where there was B, remove it, and in its place put A)
      > >> and when does it mean "*EITHER* A *OR* B interchangeably"?
      >
      > SV> Can they ever mean the latter? If so, could you furnish me with
      > SV> examples, to make that usage clearer to me? Thanks!
      >
      > That was why I asked. I wrote "in place of" meaning the former. And
      > then you wrote "The two are not interchangeable." I hadn't said
      > anything about interchangeability; I wrote only "in place of." Yet you
      > appeared to have read me as saying something about mutual universal
      > interchangeability rather than a sometimes better one-way substitution
      > for an over-used and sometimes misplaced "influence."

      Oh, I think I understand now. I suppose I thought that, by saying that
      'affected' could be used in place of 'influenced', you implied that the two
      words were exact synonyms -- and thus could be used interchangeably.

      Simon
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