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    remains & remnants

    Hello Teachers

    Could you please explain what the difference is between 'remains' and remnants?
    Is it a matter of collocations? I'm asking for some comments and examples.

    thanks.

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    Re: remains & remnants

    Yes- we talk of 'remnants of cloth', but 'remains of a meal'and 'human remains'.

    I think the messier it is, the more likely to use remains.

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