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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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“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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Verbs followed by a description \ 2 Verbs in a row

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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What is the difference between “niche” and “calling” [on hold]

I was wondering what is the difference of "niche" and "calling" in a context that refers to someone who can't find a good career for him/her self. The past one year John was job hopping. He couldn'...
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“He is said to have known peo­ple” vs “He is said to know peo­ple”? [on hold]

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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That's enough vs it's enough.? [closed]

Which statement is correct "That's enough" or "it's enough"
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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 [on hold]

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" ?
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What the difference between install & installing in that case?

I have the following sentences: Turn off the internet connection before install the program. Turn off the internet connection before installing the program. Install and installing are verbs so, ...
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Wistful or Wishful? [closed]

Is there a difference between 'wistful' and 'wishful'? And if so, in what context would you be able to use them?
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What is the difference in the usage and meaning of ‘prohibit’ and ‘bar’? [closed]

Is there any difference between ‘prohibit’ and ‘bar’ when the two words are used to express the meaning ‘to stop officially from doing sth’?
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Use of probably

I know that I will probably go back to my house soon anyway so I don't want to fully decorate. Does it mean... I know that I will probably go back to my house soon anyway so probably I don't want ...
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“Hello, welcome in” as opposed to “Welcome”

In the past year, I have noticed an interesting trend with some of the stores that I have shopped at with my fiance; when you first walk into the store, an employee will be at the door greeting ...
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''What of her''

While watching an episode of Tidelands I paid attention to ''What of her?'' . Can anyone explain me the difference between ''what about her'' and ''what of her''? is it gramatically correct? In what ...
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Intertwined vs interwind

What is the difference between intertwined and interwind? Especially when used talking about abstract subject matters. For example, should one say: "love begins when admiration and trust .........." ...
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What's difference between reassure, soothe and settle down?

I researched the meaning of this expressions in the Longman Dictionary and I found this: reassure: to make someone feel calmer and less worried or frightened about a problem or situation soothe: to ...
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What is the difference between magick and magic? [duplicate]

I've seen people spell magic as magick. And I'm not sure if magick is an actual thing or what the difference between the two are.
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Is it correct to say: English through sport or English through sports? [closed]

This is the title of the workshop where students will participate in various activities related to sports (basketball, football, volleyball, running, jumping, etc.).
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Undergo vs Suffer an accident

I was doing a CAE Practice Test on Use of English (It is a multiple choice exercise) when I came across the following example: Her life was cut tragically short. She ______ a horrific accident at ...
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A to do or Is to do [closed]

What is the difference between A time to do something and Is time to do something?in what Conditions do we use these too?
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Interdiction vs Interception?

What's the difference between interception and interdiction? Their definition seems the same to me?
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What is the difference between “under the aegis of” and “under the auspices of”?

Both seem to mean with the support or protection of. Are they interchangeable? Mostly interchangeable? Is there a difference in connotation?
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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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“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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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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Should we use [had been walking] or [had walking] in particular sentence [closed]

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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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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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 ...