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First of all, I wanna thank everyone here and I felt so fortunate to find this wonderful forum.

Here is my question. What's the difference between the sentences below in terms of implications and tones?

  1. I will be able to determine that this article is indeed accurate.

  2. I will be able to determine the accuracy of this article.

Many thanks,

Leon

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The first implies that you already believe the article is accurate and you will be able to show that. I would say, however, that show is a better fit than determine if this is your desired meaning. Determine carries a nuance that contradicts your conviction. Consider the following examples:

  1. I will be able to determine that I do, indeed, live in the United States.
  2. I will be able to show that I do, indeed, live in the United States.

The first seems to say that I firmly believe I live in the US, but I don't exactly know how I know that.

Your second statement carries no similar implication as your first. The article may be accurate or may be inaccurate. You will be able to determine which.

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