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    hcjohnny is offline Newbie
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    Default Prevention & Precaution

    Hi, are those two words exactly the same in the meaning?
    In the Chinese-English dictionary, they have similar meaning, but are they interchangeable in a sentence?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Prevention & Precaution

    No, they are different. A precaution -- such as getting a flu shot -- is something we do which we HOPE might help. Prevention is a measure which actually does succeed in stopping something, much more certain than a precaution.

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