What's the difference between the below two sentences? 1. I'd like to refer you to the manual. 2. I'd like you to refer to the manual.?

6 Answers

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    The difference is very subtle ..

    In the first one I am doing the refering .. to you.

    In the second one I am asking you to do the refering .. to the manual.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Essentially, there is no meaningful difference. The idea is that the person needs to check the applicable manual.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    1 I'm telling you to read it in the manual

    2 I want you to tell someone else to read it in the manual

  • 3 weeks ago

    very little. both are somewhat stilted and would likely mark you as non-Western. More direct would be "Please check in the owner's manual."

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The difference is in to whom like refers to. In the first instance, it is myself who would like you to refer to the manual. In the second, it is you who should like to refer to the manual.

  • 3 weeks ago

    The first is saying I would like to do something- namely refer you to the manual.  I'm not going to though because I don't like you.

    The second is saying I'd like YOU to look in the manual, stop being such a lazy dumb good for nothing.

    • Capota3 weeks agoReport

      Thank you! Let me make sure I understand it right.
      The first is like "I want to explain you something on the manual"?
      And, the second is like I want you to look in the manual for something"?

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