San
Lv 5

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.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago
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    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 P
    Lv 7
    3 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.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yes. In this example, people and those are interchangeable.

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  • 3 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.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, both sentences, to me, carry the same meaning.

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