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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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`is built for` vs `was built for`: how to describe a tool

We are using a tool and want to report it in our paper. The tool was developed around a year ago for Purpose_X, but we realized it is also very useful for Purpose_Y and used it in the Y project. Now ...
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Survey or Survay [on hold]

What is the difference between "Survey" and "Survay"? Even though google gives me same translation, I couldn't find any information how to use and when to use "survay".
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Differences “I have only 10 rupees.”, “I only have 10 dollars.” and “I have 10 dollars only.”?

What are differences among I have 10 dollars only. I only have 10 dollars. I have only 10 dollars. Is there any difference in their meaning? If no, What is the correct usage?
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Using “influence,” or “affect,” after “factor”

I am interested in others' perspectives on this question because I'm now doubting myself. Speed was a factor influencing the car accident. OR Speed was a factor in the car accident. ? Phrased ...
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should not have to wait

I have already asked this question in another place, but I would also like to ask here. I have found the sentence: 1) Surely we should not have to wait until every Indian epistemological text has ...
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Is sentence “Are you seeing this too?” correct?

I was watching TV show Mr. Robot and I noticed the main character asked "Are you seeing this too?" or something like that. I remember he used continuous form and my question is what's the difference ...
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Type of usage/words poetry

Nightly in carols, rapturing every ear. Your years with worth and charities enshrined. None so formed a pure seraphic sphere. Joyous we hail thy blithesome advent here. Incites deep wishes for ...
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“How” as relative adverb or indirect question

Today I'd like to ask you about the "practical" interpretative way of "how". That is, do you really distinguish an use as relative adverb from the one as indirect question?; For in spite of academic, ...
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What's the difference between dome & hemisphere/semi-sphere (for general use)?

When describing an everyday item or shape, are there any significant differences between dome and hemisphere/semi-sphere, or they are interchangeable? From my understanding, dome is more an ...
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Which one is the correct answer : “What do you do on Saturdays?” or “What time do you take your dog for a walk on Saturday?”

Which of these questions is correct for "I take the dog for a walk every Saturday afternoon." : a) What time do you take your dog for a walk on Saturday? b) What do you do on Saturdays thank you
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Difference between 'etiquette' and 'protocol' and 'decorum'? [closed]

can someone tell me the difference between 'etiquette' and 'protocol and decorum''? On Oxford Dictionary they appear as synonyms to each other. There were definitive explanations of how they differ ...
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Why is 'social' used before decorum when it means 'good social behavior'?

Below is a sentence in bold, extracted from Wikitonary. It says 'social decorum' but the word decorum literally means 'good social behaviour'. - [1]Can someone explain why 'social' is used before ...
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Should we use [had been walking] or [had walking] in particular sentence

My hair was wet. I ______ in the rain. Which should I put in ? [had been walking] or [had walking] and why ? just I don't see any differences between both options.
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Does a critic have to be a connoisseur?

Can someone tell me the difference between the two words ? I searched up and found this :-https://wikidiff.com/connoisseur/critic. It says that connoisseur is a specialist in a given field and ...
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What is the difference between “turn off” and “switch off”?

Are these words interchangeable or it has some restrictions? I mean are these both correct: “Turn off the light.” “Switch off the light.”
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What's the difference between retrospect and hindsight?

Are they synonyms for looking back on the past that have separate contextual applications or do their meanings differ?
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Isolated information and usage of bracketing commas in these examples

This is always the case with bracketing commas, and it gives you a simple way of checking your punctuation. If you have set off some words with a pair of bracketing commas, and you find you can't ...
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what is the difference between means and method

I am taking PTE test, there is a question called 'fill in the blank' and I choose means here, but the answer is method.
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in order that everybody should be free to attend [migrated]

Q: They met on a Saturday in order that everybody should be free to attend. In this sentence, I think “should” means the past of simple future “shall” or indicates uncertainty. What is your experts ...
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Cupidity vs avarice

My question is about the difference between cupidity and avarice. Is cupidity more hoard-y? More petty? (Ha: is there such a distinction?)
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Can someone give me more insight between the difference of 'Contrast' and 'Compare'? [duplicate]

When we juxtapose two things and compare them i.e 'Xbox and PS4 ; how do they compare?' are we looking for which one is better? Somewhat by the same token, when we say 'Mastercard and Visa card ; how ...
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What is the difference between “active research” and “research”? [closed]

I saw the phrase “active research” in the second-to-last paragraph of this essay on AdmissionTable.com: From where I stand now, I see myself engaged, in the long term, in a career devoted to active ...
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Difference between applying, using and practising a “method”?

I am making an introductive paragraph to a how-to article titled "How to learn English words effectively": Learning words is of paramount importance, when it comes to learning a second language e.g....
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Difference between should, must, can, may [duplicate]

Difference between should, must, can, may in a conversation and a sentence.
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Is there a difference in pronunciation between 'two' and 'chew'?

As a child my English teacher stressed continuously that we need to pronounce correctly the word "two" and "chew", pointing out that English-speaking people would hear a notable difference in their ...
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Which is correct preposition in “nothing but poison for/to me”? [duplicate]

I'm writing lyrics. Which one is correct preposition as the word poison refers to a person? "She is nothing but poison FOR me" or "She is nothing but poison TO me" Thanks!
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What is the difference between “she got shot on the hand” and “she was shot on the hand”? [closed]

I want to know if it's correct to say "she got shot on the hand" Secondly, I want to know what the is difference between: "she got shot on the hand" and "she was shot on the hand".
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What's the difference between “come down” and “get down” in the same context

“Come down!” means the same thing as “get down!”, if both are used in the sense of yelling at a child who has climbed on top of something he shouldn’t. But what's the difference?
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It seems something … vs something seems to be

What’s the difference between it seems something ... and something seems to be (or any other verb)... ? For example, This bottle seems to be very popular in Japan. Vs. It seems that this bottle is ...
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“There is no much xxx” vs “There is not much xxx”

"There is no much xxx" vs "There is not much xxx" if 'much' has to be in place, is the first one "no much" wrong?
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If I was or If I were? Which one is grammatically correct? [duplicate]

If I wasn't single and I had a girlfriend. If I weren't single and I had a girlfriend. Could you explain the difference?
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“Could you please deal with it” sounds rude

My friend with a C2 in English says that "Could you please deal with it" sounds rude and it is better to use "Could you please take a look at it" or "Could you please fix it" because that's more ...
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“Deemed and understood” in a contract [closed]

I have been asked to translate a contract, where the parties are defined accordingly: "X with its principal place of business at Y, (hereinafter called "Seller") specifically deemed and understood in ...
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Difference between alien and foreign language

When we speak of aliens, we usually refer to life outside the Earth. But we do have words such as "alien countries", "alien landscape" and "alien customs" where the meaning is "different", "foreign" ...
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To be form or ING form?

I have a problem about starting sentences with to be from of the verbs or gerund ones. I have read the similar articles here and some on the net but they are so confusing. Could you please tell me ...
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What are the subtle differences between nonarticulate, unarticulate, inarticulate, & misarticulate?

Dictionary.com lists these words as related to articulate: Related forms ar·tic·u·la·ble [ahr-tik-yuh-luh-buhl] /ɑrˈtɪk yə lə bəl/, adjective ar·tic·u·late·ly, adverb ar·tic·u·late·ness, ar·...
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i don't understand why the sentence is wrong

both of these sentences sound correct to me: 1) He wants to know what she said; 2) He wants to know what did she say. Why the second one is wrong?
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What is the difference between the questions below

Could you explain the difference between "When do you think he will come?" and "How do you think when will he come?". Why only the first one is grammatically correct and the second is wrong? Why can't ...
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“abundant in” vs “abundant with”

I am curious as in whether if "abundant in" is a more correct usage than "abundant with"? For example, the sentence: "The mail room is abundant in letters" seems to have the same meaning when ...
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Difference between Land line and Fix line in telephony

I'm looking for the difference between a land line and a fix line (or even fixed line) in the context of telephony. Both seems to mean the Phone line that is not the Mobile one but I would like to ...
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Messing around on your phone or with your phone? [closed]

I have a lot of work to do but I'm just spending a whole day fiddling with my phone. And a friend asks me what I am doing right now. I answer: "I'm just messing around on/with my phone." Which one is ...
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Differences between Band and Act

When should I use 'band' and when 'act', particularly in the musical context? Checking the Google Ngram service, I see that rock bands is more common than rock acts. Instead hip-hop acts is more ...
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Type of usage/ term

His features contort with obvious pain as he tells his story, his memories of Caroline clearly something he holds precious. What makes the bolded section dependent? What's it missing to form a clause....
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Wild vs Overactive imagination

In a typical scenario, where someone finds out their best friend started dating, they start fantasizing (in quite vivid and colorful details, sometimes outloud) how their friend will do bunch of ...
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what is the difference between, “she is beautiful” and “beautiful is she”; “cold was the night” and “the night was cold” and so forth and so on

is these sentences all correct? He is Great. Great is He. Great He is. If correct, how do they differ?
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Simpler way of saying “Converts quantitative to qualitative data”

Words qualitative and quantitative, are in my opinion, a little difficult to read and explain for a certain audiences, explaining why there are so many discussion about it on stack exchange. If a ...
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Liveable or livable? [closed]

would you rather use liveable or livable? As in an accessible and liveable/livable city needs appropriate infrastructures - for example. Thanks a lot!
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I've had vs I've been having (+ I've been vs I've)

What's the difference in meaning between the following 2 sentences: I've had a lot of problems this year I've been having a lot of problems this year. Second example: I've been waiting for an hour ...
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What is the difference between Countenance and Mien?

I've never heard the word Mien before until today, and I am wondering how it might differ from the word Countenance. From the OED: Mien (noun) A person's appearance or manner, especially as ...
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Undescriptive, indescriptive, nondescript or indescript?

I was hoping to use a word which means something is not descriptive. (In this case it was an error message which provided too little information. It just said "Operation Failed".) My spellchecker ...