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1.Susan looked for a place to park her car, but there were no spaces left.
Susan looked for a place to park her car, but there were none left.

Do both have the same meaning?

2. Would you like some assistance with your bags?
Would you like any assistance with your bags?

What is the difference between the two?

3. There are not enough people to do all this work.
There are not too many people to do all this work.

What is the difference between the two?

4. We will try to get to this afternoon’s meeting early as we need to set up this projector.
We could try to get to this afternoon’s meeting early as we need to set up this projector.

What is the difference between the two?

5. We should choose whichever option is the least difficult.
  We should choose whichever option is less difficult.

Does the first sentence imply there are three or more options to choose from?
Does the second imply there are two options to choose from?

6.I wish I lived nearer to work.
 I wish I lived closer to work.

Do both have the same meaning?

Answer
1.Susan looked for a place to park her car, but there were no spaces left.
Susan looked for a place to park her car, but there were none left.

Do both have the same meaning? yes

2. Would you like some assistance with your bags?
Would you like any assistance with your bags?

What is the difference between the two? first one is correct, second one is not

3. There are not enough people to do all this work.
There are not too many people to do all this work.

What is the difference between the two?
The first implies that the company (supposing this is about a company) doesn't have enough personnel available for certain jobs.
The second one implies that not to many people are qualified to do that kind of work.

4. We will try to get to this afternoon’s meeting early as we need to set up this projector.
We could try to get to this afternoon’s meeting early as we need to set up this projector.

What is the difference between the two?
1st - "will try" means that they intend to try
2nd - "could try" means that one of the options they have available is to try to go to the meeting earlier

5. We should choose whichever option is the least difficult.
 We should choose whichever option is less difficult.

Does the first sentence imply there are three or more options to choose from? no; it implies that there are at least 2 options
Does the second imply there are two options to choose from? it implies that are at least two options available

6.I wish I lived nearer to work.
I wish I lived closer to work.

Do both have the same meaning? first one is incorrect

I hope this helps Wei.

Best,

Amy

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