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    Dear teachers,

    What is the difference among the following three words?
    overlook, ignore, neglect

    Is it OK to use "ignore" in the following sentence?
    "If you have a chance to try this delicious Chinese snack, don't ignore it."

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    Exclamation Re: overlook, ignore, neglect

    Quote Originally Posted by sjc55 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    What is the difference among the following three words?
    overlook, ignore, neglect

    Is it OK to use "ignore" in the following sentence?
    "If you have a chance to try this delicious Chinese snack, don't ignore/miss it."
    Neglect: to pay no attention or too little attention to, disregard or slight something/someone that deserves a better deal
    The public neglected his genius for many years.

    Ignore: to refrain from noticing or recognizing:
    I ignored his insulting remarks aimed at making me upset.

    Overlook: to fail to notice, perceive, or consider, to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct:
    Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior.

    The appropriate word for your sentence is ‘miss’ which means: to fail to take advantage of: to miss a chance. to miss an opprtunity, to miss a good lunch

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