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    #1

    What's the difference between "complicated" and "complex"

    1 Even with the sun or stars to steer by the problems of navigation are more ________ than they might seem at first.



    2 The composer transformed a simple folk tune into a ______ set of variations.

    which should be filled with "complicated" and which "complex"?
    what's the difference?
    thanks a lot, teachers.


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    Re: What's the difference between "complicated" and "complex"

    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    1 Even with the sun or stars to steer by the problems of navigation are more ________ than they might seem at first.



    2 The composer transformed a simple folk tune into a ______ set of variations.

    which should be filled with "complicated" and which "complex"?
    what's the difference?
    thanks a lot, teachers.
    1) Even with the sun or stars to steer by, the problems of navigation are more complex than they might seem at first.
    ( "complex" means "difficult to understand or explain because there many different parts" )

    2) The composer transformed a simple folk tune into a complicated set of variations
    ( "complicated" is the opposite of "simple" )

    ( BTW, I am not a teacher; I am only a student.)

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