33 Answered Questions for the topic Differences

09/06/19

The difference of two numbers

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

08/05/19

Try to do something vs. Try doing something?

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

08/05/19

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

07/02/19

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?

06/28/19

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

06/25/19

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?

06/23/19

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

06/23/19

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

06/19/19

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

06/19/19

indulger of vs. "indulger in"?

A person can **indulge in *something***. Is he therefore an **indulger of *something*** or an **indulger in *something***? Are both okay? If both are okay, is there any difference between these... more

06/18/19

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

06/18/19

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

06/18/19

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.

06/04/19

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

04/23/19

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

04/23/19

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

03/28/19

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

03/27/19

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

03/27/19

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

03/27/19

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

03/26/19

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

03/26/19

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

03/21/19

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

03/21/19

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

03/20/19

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
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