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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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What is the difference between shame and shamefulness? [on hold]

Is there a difference between shame and shamefulness?
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Which one of these sentences is correct? [on hold]

Which one of these sentences is correct? A Mazda driving past me down the road, splashed my jeans with water from the puddle. A Mazda drove past me down the road, splashing my jeans with ...
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Based upon / judging by / according to usage

Which one from these are mostly usable? For example the sentence: Judging by his reaction, he didn't want to talk about that incident. When should I use "Based upon" or "according to" - are they ...
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Is there any difference between to strew and to scatter?

I just read that : https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/strew-scatter.172228/ and it appears those two words are interchangeable, apart that strew is rather literate. What do you think?
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Breakfast has been over [on hold]

What is the difference between the following two sentences. Breakfast is over. Breakfast has been over. What does has been mean in the second sentence, is it in passive voice.
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Available or is available [duplicate]

I'm a little bit confused which version is correct: New version available New version is available
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Different between two sentences [migrated]

What difference, can we explain me? Thank you "She always enjoys parties." and "She always likes parties."
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Is there any difference between “the head office” and “the main office”? [on hold]

Is there any difference between "the head office" and "the main office"? Is there any situations where you use one or the other?
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What is the difference between “how you would” or “how would you” and when to use them? [closed]

I am trying to understand what is the difference between these two sentences and which is correct. Please select how would you like to receive your messages? Please select how you would like to ...
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Evening and night in English

How does the division into evening and day in English? Is there a certain time when evening and night begin?
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Work vs Job differences [on hold]

How to explain to Spanish learners of English the use of Work vs Job. Some say I have a lot of Job. Thank you! Grammarbuff
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In racing, what is the difference between “track” and “course”?

In Collins English Dictionary, a track is : a course for running or racing on a course is: an area on which a sport is played or a race is held. So, in racing, what is the difference between a ...
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a perfection of/perfect

Perfection: the state of being perfect ( Oxford Learner's Dictionaries) The novel achieves a perfection of form that is quite new. I think that "perfection" here means the highest degree of ...
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Distinction between First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples, and the reason for it [closed]

I'm having some trouble understanding the purpose of the distinction between First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. I understand that First Nations are considered "Indians" (which I know isn't ...
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Try to + inf or Try + v + ing? [closed]

I tried catching the horse but without success Is this sentence correct? Why ?
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Exact meaning of “Chagrin” [closed]

What is the exact meaning of "chagrin"? Does it have a component of humiliation or that of disappointment?
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Is “All MEEMIES are SCREAMING” a Strong Collocation?

Stormy Petrels: According to this article Elliott Moreton categorize particular group of words as "Stormy Petrels". A stormy petrel, also known as a storm petrel, is an Atlantic seabird (also ...
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Tunnel Into/Through

“Locals chiseled the Guoliang Tunnel into — and through —the side of a mountain.” From https://www.thisisinsider.com/guoliang-tunnel-built-into-mountain-2015-12 What is the difference between “into”...
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I have a question about the difference between 'diagram' and 'graph'

I'm preparing IELTS exam and I got a problem with TASK 1 in writing part. I want to explain about a flow chart using 'synonym of flow chart' and the synonym was 'graph'. However, my English tutor ...
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What is the difference between “scarce” and “rare”?

What is the difference between "scarce" and "rare"? And how to say the following? diamond is (rare, scarce) My English teacher has said that there is a difference between the two words, later, ...
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“in time” versus “on time” in this context

Why does the answer key of my textbook suggest that only on can work in the following gap? I would strongly advise you to be _____ time to the lecture. After checking this topic, it is clear that ...
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Is there a difference in meaning between “I'll be there for 7pm” and “I'll be there at 7pm”?

I feel like "for 7pm" is possibly colloquial and perhaps not quite Standard English, but I have heard it a lot. I can't think if there's any difference in meaning between "I'll be there for 7" and "I'...
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Boundary of 'After'

If i state After 1st of April , does it consider 1st of April or 2nd of April onward ?.
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Draft Beer or Draught Beer (In Canada)

There's a few threads on here about draft vs draught, but I couldn't find an answer to my question. As a preface, I'm Canadian, and know that draft (US) and draught (UK) are generally interchangeable,...
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What is the difference between Clients and Clientele? [closed]

Google says Clientele means: "clients collectively." But so does Clients mean
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Is ‘a dog which is barking’ synonymous with ‘a barking dog’?

I am wondering whether a barking dog means the same as a dog which is barking. Here is the saying a barking dog does not bite. Does a barking dog herein mean a dog which tends to bark in face of ...
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What is the difference between “resign” and “surrender”? [closed]

Why do you resign a game of chess, but surrender a war?
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The difference between “Kudos” and “Props”

I've looked through the definitions of kudos and props: According to Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of kudos is the public admiration that a person receives as a result of a particular ...
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“No one is born hating…” vs. “No one is born to hate…”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, ...
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Difference between dependent and independent clauses

In the sentence "It's raining, but I'm happy," "but" is a coordinating conjunction. Both of the clauses are independent, right? However, doesn't "I'm happy even though it's raining" mean the same ...
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Example of history and historical [closed]

I have read the previous topics but still dont know where I should use history or historical in the following examples. Athens is a historic / historical city This chair is historic / historical ...
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Looking for help in using names for a business [duplicate]

My brother and I are starting a business and would like to use our names for the business. For example Kate & Larry's restaurant. Or is it Kate's & Larry's Restaurant. Thanks
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What´s the difference between “lay out” and “put” in this phrase?

I'm from Brazil and I'm learning English. I recently came across a phrase that intrigued me a bit... "Brenda wants to have a picnic. She drives to the park. She lays out a blanket." Can I use "put" ...
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general approaches in learning the subtle (or not so subtle) differences of words [closed]

What is the best way to learn the subtle (or not so subtle) difference in words? For example, most dictionaries will tell me that both 'replete with' and 'fraught with' mean 'full of.' But are they ...
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What is the difference between “uncertainty” and “uncertainly” [closed]

Context: I was reading a book and came across the word “uncertainty” as I never saw this word before it makes me confuse. According to Dictionnary, the definition of uncertainty is: The state of ...
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What is the difference between word “Joy” (when means emotion) and “Amusement” (another emotion)?

Do they refer to same or different things? If to different things, then does "joy" imply that there is "amusement"? Does "amusement" implicitly mean that there is "joy"? For example, let's say that I ...
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What is the difference between “rope” and “cable”?

After looking up examples and doing some research in dictionaries, the difference doesn't seem to be the material, function or thickness. In particular I am interested in the usage of the word cable ...
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When to use 'the amount of' and not e.g. 'increase physical exercise' / 'increase the amount of physical exercise'?

When do you need to use the number of or the amount of with a noun? For example, "If people go to gyms more, they will increase their physical activity." OR "If people go to gyms more, they ...
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Effect or Affect [duplicate]

I can NEVER teel if it should be effect or affect. What are some ways that help you understand the differance?
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Disorganized or Unorganized?

Does anyone here know the difference between unorganized and disorganized? As far as I know, disorganized refers to something that was once organized and now isn't, and unorganized refers to ...
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What is the difference between edge and margin? [closed]

What is the difference between edge to margin?
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Idiom about something being very different

I need an idiom for two things being very different in amount (price) for negotiating. I’m trying to remember something along the lines of moon and ground/sky and ground, but I can’t remember the ...
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Kind vs the adjective kindly [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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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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'.