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San
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Do these sentences mean the same thing?

A. Gritting his teeth, the boy endured the tirade of abuse.

B. Teeth gritted, the boy endured the tirade of abuse.

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  • 1 month ago
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    not exactly, but close enough to hardly be worth the nit-picking.  gritting is an action in process, but gritted is a process after completion.

    • San
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      1 month agoReport

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  • 1 month ago

    they are pretty much the same

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    not sure why  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes all of this shut i of christianity 

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  • 1 month ago

    There is no important difference. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Buster's servant is right. The only thing I'd add, and it's caviling, teeth gritted could imply the kid gritted (past tense) his teeth anticipating being subjected to a tirade. However, if he wasn't expecting to be yelled at he'd grit his teeth while it occurred. As I've said. it's a trivial difference.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Essentially, yes                      

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nope, sentence B is wrong

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They do. The participal phrase at the beginning are different tenses of course, but the whole sentence is governed by the verb endure which is in the past tense, so the meaning is the same. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. The meaning is identical.

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