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    'commitment' and 'responsibility'

    Hello : )

    these days, I'm preparing my toeic exams.
    I met two ambiguous words - 'commitment' and 'responsibility' -

    Is there anybody to explain me the difference meaning of two words?

    thx in advance.

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    Re: 'commitment' and 'responsibility'

    A commitment means that you are bound to something intellectually or emotionally, or maybe through appointments. It doesn't necessarily carry responsibility. If you commit yourself to something and it goes wrong, it doesn't necessarily follow that you have done anything wrong. Commitment is the application of effort, etc.


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    Re: 'commitment' and 'responsibility'

    thank you for your clear answer. ^^
    now, I'm understanding truly!!

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    Re: 'commitment' and 'responsibility'

    You're welcome.

    PS- Don't use 'understand' in the progressive/continuous form

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