29 Answered Questions for the topic Differences

Differences Elementary Math


The difference of two numbers

The difference of two numbers is 25, and the smaller number is n. What is the other number? 
Differences Grammar


Try to do something vs. Try doing something?

Is there any differences between > Try to do And > Try doing Thank you in advence.


Is it correct to use "most" + "-est" together?

I was over exaggerating while writing something for class and I wrote >Welcome to the **most wildest** show on earth. Someone pointed out the *most wildest* and I was wondering if it was OK to... more
Differences Esl/esol Speech Meaning


What's the difference between will and going to?

I have no idea what the difference between these are. I have heard that they have the same meaning, but how do they?
Differences Esl/esol Speech Verbs


Simple present vs. present continuous?

What is the difference between saying: > Are you still working there? > Do you still work there? Which is more common in spoken vs written English? Google books returned results for both... more
Differences Esl/esol Speech Homophones


Night and "knight" in speech?

In English as Germanic language K is ignored at the beginning of word in speech. *Night* and *knight* have to be pronounced similar. Then how to differentiate?
Differences Grammar Word Usage Clauses


If or since, does it make a difference?

In these sentences below, does it makes a difference if I replace *if* with *since*? 1)*If you are unemployed, why did you leave your last job?* 2)*If you are innocent, why did you flee?* ... more


How can “for” be classed as a coördinating conjunction in the following instances?

How can *for* be classed as a coördinating conjunction in the following instances? - I cannot give you any money, for I have none. - He deserved to succeed, for he worked hard. - Blessed are the... more


What is the difference between "hurry" and "rush"?

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English in a [THESAURUS section for "hurry"](http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/hurry) defines/compares "hurry" and "rush" as follows: **hurry:** to go... more
Differences Writing Esl/esol Speech


On the usage of the expression “What differentiate(s)”?

**Question one:** Which of the following sentences are grammatically correct? 1) What differentiate apples from oranges are their colors and sizes. 2) What differentiates apples from oranges is... more
Differences Writing Internet


Is lolspeak bad English, or just a different English?

Is lolspeak / internet speak (such as "plz send teh codez") bad English, or a different English? I can't really describe what'd be "bad", but a lack of consistency would be an indicator it's bad.
Differences Esl/esol Speech


Difference between "asleep" and "sleeping"?

I know *asleep* and *sleeping* are interchangeable in many cases. But in these situations, I am not sure. I read stories to my son after he went to bed. After reading the stories, I stayed for... more


Watched them get married vs "watched them getting married"?

I read the following: " The next day as I watched them get married" How does it differ from the following? Is one more eloquent and accurate than other? "The next day as I watched them *getting*... more


Should the use of apostrophes be consistent?

It is time to rock, but don't be too loud. Is it recommended to stay consistent with the use of apostrophes? Should it instead be: "It's time to rock, but don't be too loud." If that is fine either... more
Differences Esl/esol Esl Conditionals


Mixed conditional clause type 1-3?

I came across the following conditional clause while studying a grammar book published by Oxford: "If you know London so well, you shouldn't have got so hopelessly lost." The writer of the book... more
Differences German Word Usage Meaning


Difference between responding to "danke" with "bitte" versus "gerne"?

I hear native German speakers respond to a *danke* with *bitte* as often as with *gerne*.Is there a semantic difference between the two of them? Or a usage rule behind the choice? Is one more... more
Differences Esl/esol Esl Concept


Is there any difference between deputies & lawmakers?

As a non-native speaker quite often I get in trouble with slight differences between concepts. So, regarding to this doubt I think both of them are used to express the same thing but I'm not sure... more
Differences German Adjectives Adverbs


What is the difference between "scheinbar" and "anscheinend"?

I often hear both variants:> Der Zug ist scheinbar schon abgefahren. > Der Zug ist anscheinend schon abgefahren.Is there a difference in meaning or can both expressions be used interchangeably? more
Differences German Meaning


What is the difference between "Dom", "Kathedrale" and "Münster"?

Dom, "Kathedrale" and "Münster" all translate as "cathedral" in English. When I searched online, all explanations were in German and I could not quite understand them.Is there any difference in... more
Differences English Verbs Synonyms


Are there any differences between "I believe" vs "I think" vs "I reckon"?

These are the three most common ways to say "I think." (At least, I believe so. I mean, I think so. Um...)Are there any subtle differences between them? Are there situations where one of the three... more
Differences English Expressions Time


For the time being vs. "for now"?

Consider the following passages:> A litter made of two rifles and two field jackets would suffice **for now**. That was good news; another bit was that the EPW was a lieutenant, a regimental... more
Differences Writing Verbs Computing


Concatenate vs. "merge" vs. "join" in scientific text?

I wonder what the difference is between *concatenate*, *merge* and *join* from the lexical point of view. These words are often used in scientific or programming text. It seems to me that... more
Differences German Word Usage Meaning


Is there a difference between "anschalten" and "einschalten"?

Is there a difference between *anschalten* and *einschalten*?If I turn on the TV, oven, heat, start the car etc., can either verb be used?
Differences German Synonyms Meaning


What are the differences between "bekommen", "erhalten", "entgegennehmen", "empfangen", "besorgen" and "kriegen"?

Do they all mean *to receive* or *to obtain*? What are the differences in the use of these words?
Differences German Meaning Usage


Difference between "kaufen", "einkaufen", "aufkaufen" and "ankaufen"?

I'd like to know: - What's the difference? - Which one needs *akkusativ-object*?

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