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Questions tagged [differences]

This tag is for questions about the differences in the meaning of two words.

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Trouble, problem and issue - Doubt [on hold]

What the difference of trouble, problem and issue?
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Kind vs the adjective kindly

When l was reading a Pokemon book, I saw this expression "This calm and kindly pokemon is slow to anger, …". I'd like to ask you whether "kind" and "kindly" as an adjective are almost same or not. ...
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Which is more correct? Plenty of room or Plenty of rooms [on hold]

I want to understand the difference between "Plenty of room" and "plenty of rooms". For example Of course, you must stay with us. There’s plenty of room and we’ll pick you up at the airport.
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What is the linguistic divide between jargon and specialized vocabulary [on hold]

Please I need about four points with example each
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What is the difference between “Stating a Problem” and “Asking a Question”?

I have seen posts where the OP states a problem, and it is closed as being unclear. As an engineer, I've been trained to "State the Problem." A question does not necessarily need to be answered ...
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Whats the difference bw baggage and luggage [duplicate]

Whats the difference between baggage and luggage Or is there any difference bw those?
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Foreshadow vs Adumbrate

The good news was foreshadowed by several disturbing events. The good news was adumbrated by several disturbing events. I am trying to see which word is better to use. Is there a (subtle) ...
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What is the difference between “so” and “really”?

I read an email. Then I started asking myself "What's the difference between so and really?" I couldn't answer my own question with my background knowledge.
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Is 'finance' or 'financial' correct for a job title?

If I am the leader of the finance team at my workplace, should I be the Finance Support Lead or the Financial Support Lead? Which is the appropriate word choice in this title?
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Would you please let me know if there will be a quiz on (day)? or Would you please let me know if it will be a quiz on (day)? [migrated]

Would you please let me know if there will be a quiz on (day)? or Would you please let me know if it will be a quiz on (day)? what is the correct way to ask?
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What are the differences between an accident, an incident, a mishap and harm? [closed]

All is in the title. I don't understand the differences between those words. I would say that in increasing value it gives : Incident < accident < mishap < harm But is that right?
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“Extendable” vs “Extendible” vs “Extensible” vs “Expandable” vs “Expendable”

I am really confused about what is the exact difference between these 5 words. Extendable, Extendible, Extensible, Expandable, and Expendable. I did saw some posts on this website itself but could not ...
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What are the differences in nuance/meaning between I hope you will spend some time with me, and I want to spend some time with you [closed]

Could anyone help me understand differences in nuance/meaning between 'I hope you will spend some time with me', and 'I want to spend some time with you'.
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What is the difference between an echelon and a rank?

I am talking in terms of military ranks and structures. Throughout various sources, I see the two words being used interchangeably, but I cannot still see any clear distinction between the two. From ...
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Present continuous and present perfect continuous [closed]

We know one of the usage of present continuous and present perfect continuous is for temporary actions. I would like to know if there is any difference between them in case of temporary actions. for ...
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what is the difference between 'all the time' and 'all time'

I have a confusion regarding the usage of the words all the time and all time, when to use them, please also provide some examples to make them clear
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Difference in meaning between: “his son will return” and “his son would return” [duplicate]

The hope is that his son will/would return. What’s the difference in meaning of the sentence when will and would are used one at a time? Should we use only would inasmuch as hope is only ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “clicking on” or “clicking ” the bottom?

by clicking on the bottom. or by clicking the bottom. It seems to me that the first sentence ‘by clicking on the bottom’, the person is clicking contents that comes after the current content and the ...
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What is the difference between undermine and weaken in this context? ( undermine/weaken a basic principle)

When do we use undermine instead of weaken? For instance, why is it: The simplicity of the trick undermines a basic principle of photography, that the camera cannot lie. ... and not "weakens a ...
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About correcting grammatical errors

I am studying English these days by correcting random sentences that South Koreans are generally having difficulty with in their work environment. some guy asked me several questions regarding how ...
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over the years/thoughout the years/for years

What are the cases in which each of those is used? Can you give more detailed examples and differences in meaning and usage than the ones I found below if there are any? Here's what Google says: ...
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What's the difference between determinant, decisive factor, deciding factor, and determining factor?

What's the difference between determinant, decisive factor, deciding factor, and determining factor? Or they are the same?
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The grammar of tenses

Could you please tell me which one is correct and more natural ??? The hospital has been closed/ is closed to new patients after more cases of food poisoning. I dont know which one I should use for ...
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Difference between and/or after “you can use”

The differences between the usage of "and" and "or" can sometimes be subtle. According to One or more of A, B, C, [and, or, and/or] D? One or more of A, B, C and D "means that of the sets a, b, c ...
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Difference between economic and economical [duplicate]

well, I wanted to know what is the difference between economic and economical and I will be grateful if you can help me.
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Difference between declarative sentence and proposition statement?

Oxford dictionary defines declarative sentence as : "A statement in the form of a declaration." and Proposition as: "A statement or assertion that expresses a judgement or opinion". What is the ...
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Difference between “programmatic” and “programmable”

Are "programmatic" and "programmable" the same? Can they be used in place of each other freely? For example, "programmable control" and "programmatic control".
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Difference between “provincial” and “parochial”?

In MW: provincial: limited in outlook parochial: onfined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish : limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region) From their other ...
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In English grammar, what is the difference between a contraction and a clitic (or enclitic)?

The definition of clitic seems to encompass that of contractions. Is there a distinction? [A clitic] is a word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is ...
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“have someone for dinner” vs “have someone over for dinner”

What's the difference between "have someone for dinner" and "have someone over for dinner"? Please, consider as an example: I would like to have you both for dinner. I mean...I would like to have ...
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What is the difference between “repeat” and “reprise”?

reprise: to repeat the performance of MW repeat: to make, do, or perform again MW Is there a difference in their connotations? For example, are both of the following appropriate? We shall ...
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Are stingrays' barbs poisonous of venomous? [duplicate]

I understand that when a snake bites you and you die, it's venom, and when you bite a snake and you die, it's poison. What about stingrays' barbs? They don't bite you, they kind of shoot at you, but ...
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“Nothing is compared with” or “Nothing is compared to”

Do we say "Nothing is compared with the Egyptian pyramids" or "Nothing is compared to the Egyptian pyramids"? If both are correct,is either one favourable in general or in British or American ...
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What are the differences between “what is with”, “what is up with” and “what is wrong with”?

I am watching the drama called Friends at the moment and many times actors used to say one of them. I think it seems like that those expressions are little bit similar to each other. Please, tell me ...
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Verbs followed by a description \ 2 Verbs in a row [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the usage of Verb-ing and V1 when we have 2 verbs in a row, or a verb with a description. For example: "My mom doesn't let me bring a cat home." "Let's go eat." "I ...
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What is the difference between a ravine, gorge and canyon?

I recently went for a hike up a gorge and then down a ravine. What is the difference between a gorge and a ravine? And how does canyon fit in? My impression was that there was an implied scale, where ...
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“He is said to have known peo­ple” vs “He is said to know peo­ple”? [closed]

I came aross a ques­tion like this: As a pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, he is said ________ some very in­flu­en­tial peo­ple. to know to have known There are two avail­able an­swers ...
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Difference between “taking into account” and “considering” when used as conjunctions of contrast

How do I explain the difference between "taking into account" and "considering" to ESL students and can they be used interchangeably in the following sentences? "Taking into account that my sales are ...
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Is there a difference between “enmesh” and “entangle”?

Is there a difference between these two words? If yes, what is it? From Oxford English Dictionary, enmesh transitive. To surround with meshes; to catch or entangle in, or as in, a net. ...
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Use of climate and its derivatives as adjectivized forms with another noun

I am working on the area of Ecology and the word climate and its derivatives show up in almost every writing. Climate/climatic/climatology/climatological My question is, what is the correct word to ...
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Comparing negatives (It is nice not to be rude.) vs. (It isn't nice to be rude.)

What is the difference in style and meaning between the following two in terms of the adjective "nice"? (It is nice not to be rude.) (It isn't nice to be rude.) besides, what is the difference in ...
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be of importance vs be important [closed]

Would you help me understand the differences between these two sentences? Protecting valuable information assets is of critical importance to my organization to be successful. Protecting valuable ...
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Using capital Y in you when writing to many

Can you use capital Y in you when adressing to more than 1 person?
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What is the difference between “suitable” and “convenient” in this context?

Here is a CAE part 1 (multiple choice) exercise I am struggling with: The students would find the flat more A suitable B adequate C convenient D practical if it were ...
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“hold on I'll put you through” or “hang on I'll put you through”

Hello, this is Melanie Brown from Central Bank. Can I speak to Mr. Clark? Please (hold on / hang on) I'll put you through. Which one - hold on or hang on - is the more appropriate, frequently ...
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What is the difference between “As” and “Because” in this context?

__________ these crops can thrive with so little water, that bodes well for African farmers. According to the answer key, the only possible word that can finish the gap is As. However, why doesn't ...
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What is the difference between “degree of damage” and “extent of damage”?

I am doing multiple-choice tests and this is the exercise I am facing at the moment: I can see that there is some rot in the wood, but I need to remove the plaster to check the A) rank B) ...
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Difference betweem reappraise, reassess and reevaluate? [closed]

Could someone please tell me what is the difference between these words, or is there any or I can use them the same way in different kind of contexts? reappraise, reassess and reevaluate For example,...
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Modern English Grammar [closed]

Do you still use 'should' as an auxiliary verb? Or in conditional sentences? I know nowadays 'would' is preferable. Just many people ask what's the difference between shall and should. For me it's two ...
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What is the most suitable “Want” or “Need”

When I send an email to a seller, I can express, 1. I want to buy .... 2. I need to buy .... What is the most suitable one? What are the differences between "Want" and "Need" ?