2
votes
4answers
175 views

“Worried person” vs. “concerned person”

According to H. Stephens, "There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem". But ODE seems to be disagreeing with him: ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

What's the difference between “dissatisfied” and “unsatisfied”?

Is there a clear-cut difference between dissatisfied and unsatisfied?
3
votes
2answers
898 views

What is the difference between “exhausted” and “enervated”?

What is the difference between exhausted and enervated when used to refer to human beings?
3
votes
3answers
485 views

Administrating vs Admining

I get the sense that the word "Admining", like the word "Admin" from which it derives, is used to refer to computer administration, while "Administrating", like "Administrator", is used more when it ...
2
votes
3answers
574 views

Are “coded” and “encoded” synonymous?

I was creating a domain for a website, but I couldn't understand the difference (if there is any) between the words coded and encoded. What's the right use of them? Or are they just synonyms I can ...
1
vote
2answers
435 views

Can “supposed to” be used to mean “considered to”?

I have a question regarding expressions like these: The new Al Pacino movie is supposed to be a good movie. Asians are not supposed to be good ball players. Whale is supposed to be the smartest ...
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votes
1answer
619 views

“Embarassed” vs. “ashamed” [closed]

Is there any difference between the words embarrassed and ashamed? If so, could you provide some examples of usage?
3
votes
2answers
514 views

“Perverse interest” vs. “perverted interest”

Does anybody recognize differences between the following sentences? She took a perverse interest in photos of boys. She took a perverted interest in photos of boys.
-2
votes
2answers
339 views

“After downloaded” vs. “After downloading” [closed]

What is the difference between "After downloaded" and "After downloading"? Are they both grammatical? After downloaded, I start running this program. After downloading, I start running this ...
11
votes
5answers
33k views

“To be subject to” vs. “to be subjected to”

I read an article from Toronto Star today which stated: TTC workers are subject to alcohol and drug testing. A later paragraph of the same article repeated it, except it used subjected to ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

“Disbalanced” vs. “unbalanced”

What are the differences in usage between disbalanced and unbalanced?
10
votes
1answer
5k views

“Broadcast” or “broadcasted”

I'm not a native English speaker, so sorry if this is a very basic question. Is broadcast a verb? If it is, what is the simple past and past participle: broadcasted?
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votes
3answers
668 views

What is the difference between “conquered” and “won”?

What is the difference between "conquered" and "won"?
30
votes
2answers
1k views

Why are clothes “hung” but men “hanged”?

It is said that clothes can be hung but men are hanged. Is this correct, and if so, why?