Do these sentences mean the same thing?
A. Only people with the license can apply for the job.
B. Only those with the license can apply for the job.
- Anonymous3 weeks agoFavorite Answer
The only word that changes is "people" becoming "those".
Due to the rest of the sentence - it is obvious that "those" is referring to people since no other thing that could be a "those" could apply for a job.
The sentences have the same meaning.
- 3 weeks ago
Yes. Those is a "demonstrative pronoun" in sentence B. You can use "people" or "those" in the sentences.
- John PLv 73 weeks ago
They mean the same thing. Form B feels less formal. In Britain it would be seen as "Only those with a licence can apply for the job." The nature of the job would already have been stated, so everybody would know what sort of licence is required.
- RPLv 73 weeks ago
Yes. In this example, people and those are interchangeable.
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- busterwasmycatLv 73 weeks ago
In this case, yes. the implication is that "those" refers to people. That is a safe thing to imply when talking about applying for a job. Hard to imagine a not-person applying, after all.
- AmulyaPLv 53 weeks ago
Yes, both sentences, to me, carry the same meaning.