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    Smile whats the difference of "hungry" and "starving" ????

    what's the difference of "hungry" and "starving" ?
    thanks before..

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    Re: whats the difference of "hungry" and "starving" ????

    Welcome to the board.

    Quote Originally Posted by dedhysprs View Post
    What's the difference between "hungry" and "starving"?

    Thanks in advance.
    'Starving' means 'very hungry' - to the point of death in extreme circumstances.

    Rover


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    Re: whats the difference of "hungry" and "starving" ????

    I am not a teacher, but here are my two cents ;)

    hungry
    -> lack or insufficiency of food (or something else ) for a short period of time) e.g. I feel hungry, because my last meal was before 24 hours.

    starving -> lack or insufficiency of food (and usually other material things) for a long period of time . For example:
    People in many parts of Africa are starving for decades.


    Hungry can not be used as verb.

    Example:

    She hungred/ied to death. <- This is wrong


    Starve can be used as verb.

    Example:

    She starved to death. <- This is OK





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    Re: whats the difference of "hungry" and "starving" ????

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the board.



    'Starving' means 'very hungry' - to the point of death in extreme circumstances.

    Rover
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    Re: whats the difference of "hungry" and "starving" ????

    'Famished' has also the same meaning as 'starving'

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