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These sorts of statements are destined to cause confusion. The source is that it's never quite obvious whether you mean it's increased to 2.7 times it's previous value, or it's had that amount added to it. For example, if we started with 100, does it mean A) it was at 100 before, and it's increased to 2.7 times its previous value, so it's now 270? B) ...


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Either will do. If the respondent played an instrument or sang, she would probably say that she was in the concert. If the respondent was in the audience or backstage, she would say that she was at the concert.


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The distinction between "born of" and "born to" is in fact quite simple, and is a consequence of the core meanings of 'OF' and 'TO'. Their different meanings are not essentially related to "historical"/"habitual"/"correct", and so on, uses but to the very meanings of the contrasting elements 'TO' and 'OF'. This constrat has to do with discourse ORIENTATION, ...



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