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    Default overcome/met a challenge?

    ....differ from other ..... areas in terms of changes, adaptations and evolutions required so that the ongoing challenges are met.

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    Default Re: overcome/met a challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    ....differ from other ..... areas in terms of changes, adaptations and evolutions required so that the ongoing challenges are met.
    Out here challenges refer to certain criteria or requirements which need to be met or reached..

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    Default Re: overcome/met a challenge?

    Thanks for your reply!
    Anyone else to comment on what is the difference between these two? Overcome or met a challenge?

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    Default Re: overcome/met a challenge?

    I think "overcome" implies a difficult challenge (one that gave you a hard time), whereas "met" doesn't.

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    Default Re: overcome/met a challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I think "overcome" implies a difficult challenge (one that gave you a hard time), whereas "met" doesn't.

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    Yes, you are right, but there is a tense problem here as well, it should be either "overcome/meet" or "overcame/met".

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    Default Re: overcome/met a challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you are right, but there is a tense problem here as well, it should be either "overcome/meet" or "overcame/met".
    "Overcome" and "met" would also be correct if you're thinking of the following tense: "has overcome" and "has met."

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    Default Re: overcome/met a challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Overcome" and "met" would also be correct if you're thinking of the following tense: "has overcome" and "has met."
    Yes, that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I think "overcome" implies a difficult challenge (one that gave you a hard time), whereas "met" doesn't.

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    So you cannot say meet a challenge as if you do not have hard time then it is not a challenge anymore.

    Is that right?

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    Default Re: overcome/met a challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    So you cannot say meet a challenge as if you do not have hard time then it is not a challenge anymore.

    Is that right?
    You can say "meet a challenge" even if it's a difficult one. But overcoming a challenge suggests a greater degree of difficulty than meeting a challenge.

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