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    reward x award

    Even though I have looked them up in my dictionaries, I still don't understand their differences.

    reward x award

    Could you give me a brief explanation, just a rough one?

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    Re: reward x award

    A reward can be a sum of money given to the finder of a lost dog or wallet.

    An award is usually a trophy or certificate of achievement, like a degree, knighthood or Oscar.

    Others will probably want to elaborate on this thread.

    Rover

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    Smile Re: reward x award

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Others will probably want to elaborate on this thread.

    Rover

    Imagine you are at school and your teacher says to the whole class:
    The one who finishes the test first will earn a reward (not award).

    Imagine you work for a big company and one day your boss says to you:
    I've decided to present you with a car as a reward (not award) for your hard work in the company.


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    Re: reward x award

    When you catch a criminal red-handed you get a reward, and when you get an award, you say 'Aw... I don't deserve it - it's awfully good of you'.

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