Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. 1364's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Apr 2005
    • Posts: 215
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Question ~~~differance~~~


    Hi there:

    would you please tell me the differance between these tow words:

    (1) blink (2) wink

    best regards

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 2,047
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: ~~~differance~~~

    In American English Blink is the reflex of closing both eyes for a fraction of a second.

    Wink is the deliberate act of closing only one eye (as a signal).

    In older English wink was used where we now use blink. That's why there are expressions like "Quick as a wink" or "In the wink of an eye" to mean very fast.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •