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  1. The channel broadcast the same piece of news that was broadcast yesterday.

  2. The channel broadcast the same piece of news as was broadcast yesterday.

Which one of the above are more idiomatic/grammatical?

  • I thought I posted: Piece of news is not the best term. News piece is OK but this is a news item or report or news segment, I would think. – Lambie Dec 16 '17 at 18:59
  • @Lambie Just one piece. like when we hear on TV that "there has been an earthquake in Virginia". "the TV just broadcast the piece of news p". Or should I say "the news p"? The problem is due to "news" which is plural but meaning singular. – Sasan Dec 16 '17 at 20:05
  • I have given the preferred terms: news segment, news item, and news report. A piece of news is not used to qualify or describe broadcast news. However, journalists can do a piece on some subject. The problem is due to your not reading what I wrote. Also, I can SAY to you; That's an interesting piece of news. But that is not used as a noun for things on TV. – Lambie Dec 17 '17 at 0:08
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The channel broadcast the same piece of news that was broadcast yesterday.

It could be a recording and exactly the same news

The channel broadcast the same piece of news as was broadcast yesterday.

It was the same news, but perhaps read by a different news reader

Here is a good example:

(f) The murder weapon was the same that had been used before.

(g) The murder weapon was the same as the one used before.

According to (f), a single weapon was used twice, while in (g), a different weapon was used each time but they looked the same. It might have been the same kind of gun, for example.

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