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.
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Yes, except that sentence B sounds awkward and unnatural.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks 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
- yet-knish!Lv 74 weeks ago
Yes, but instead of B I would say: The people went single-file out of the building.