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

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Like and as both have many uses. Rather than try to list them all, I’ll focus on the ones that overlap, or nearly overlap. Both are used in comparative expressions. Like-phrases just indicate simila …
answered Jun 14 '11 by Jason Orendorff
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I don’t think there’s anything grammatically wrong with environment friendly. It sounds a little funny only because we hear environmentally friendly so much more often, and I think the reason for that …
answered Apr 27 '11 by Jason Orendorff
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Happen and occur are both fine here. Occur is formal. It is much better than happen when the event is something you’re studying; it signals a neutral, objective attitude toward the event itself. (Also …
answered Apr 17 '11 by Jason Orendorff
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Oxford Dictionaries Online says that can't is simply a contraction for can not, and the entry for can includes this definition and examples: 2 be permitted to: you can use the phone if you want …
answered Jun 15 '11 by Jason Orendorff
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The meanings of jargon terms often have essentially nothing to do with the meanings of the English words they're made from. Nowhere is this more the case than in mathematics. I would use whichever te …
answered Mar 14 '11 by Jason Orendorff