San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Do these sentences mean the same thing?

A. The people filed out of the building.

B. The people went out of the building in a line.


3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Yes, except that sentence B sounds awkward and unnatural.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. I'm guessing phrase A refers to a miniature of a building. Otherwise they would need one huge file.

    Phrase B causes doubt as to whether the buildings are in a line

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but instead of B I would say: The people went single-file out of the building.

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