“Is there a difference in meaning when something like this is said?”

A) “I can’t go out tonight, I need to stay home and help the kids with homework”

B) “my spouse needs me to stay home tonight to help the kids with homework”

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One thought on ““Is there a difference in meaning when something like this is said?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The first implies the person is taking responsibility for the kids.

    The second implies it’s a chore doled out by the spouse.

    Although honestly, if the person does the right thing and stays home with the kids and does the homework with them, I would cut them slack on the semantics.

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