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    destroy/destruct

    Is there a difference? If so, what is?

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    Re: destroy/destruct

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Is there a difference? If so, what is?
    Yes, there is a difference, "to destruct" doesn't exist in BrE, it exists in AmE. In BrE there is a phrasal verb " to self-destruct", otherwise the verb is "to destroy".

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    Re: destroy/destruct

    Can I say 'self-destroy' too?

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    Re: destroy/destruct

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    Can I say 'self-destroy' too?
    No.

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