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I just replied a comments in a post, then I realized that this expression may need some improvement.

A book using "we'll provide" makes more likely as if I am sitting in a classroom than "we provide"

By "sitting in a classroom", I mean something like person to person, face to face, lively.

what I want to suggest is the first scenario has higher probability to have me Imagine I am sitting in a classroom than the 2nd scenario(expression)

how to express the meaning above clearly and concisely?

  • [If a textbook is written using informal contracted forms] it feels more like [I am sitting in a classroom]. Or ...it gives me the feeling / sense / impression [that]... – FumbleFingers Jul 19 at 11:51
  • Thanks for you comments. It seems that "it gives me the feeling" does not express the implication of "more". – yaojp Jul 19 at 11:59
  • Okay - [blah blah] I'm more likely to feel as if [blah blah] (or ...more likely to feel like... - few native speakers would be bothered about the likely / like juxtaposition there). But in practice, even if you specifically and very deliberately intended to directly refer to the likelihood (saying that you're more likely to feel that way, rather than simply saying you do or will feel that way), most of your audience probably wouldn't notice any difference in the overall meaning, given the rest of the context. – FumbleFingers Jul 19 at 12:12
  • Thanks a lot. Please mv your comments to answer, I'll accept it. – yaojp Jul 19 at 12:16
  • I don't really like the question itself, in its current form (it feels like Off Topic "writing advice"). Note that (in principle, at least) there's a difference between being more likely to feel [relaxed] and being likely to feel more [relaxed]. Sticking more closely to your original text, perhaps I'm more likely to feel as if I'm sitting in a classroom with a book that uses "we'll provide" rather than "we will provide". – FumbleFingers Jul 19 at 12:40

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