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    Cool about "sense and sensibility"

    Dear teachers,
    After consulting reference books, i'm still confused at the basic meanings for the two words: Which one means rationale faculty and which sensation? Since seperately, sense means the sensory feeling, while sensible describes one who is wise or is making correct choices. But sensibility seems to mean otherwise. Plz help clarify. Many thanks.

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    Default Re: about "sense and sensibility"

    I am not a teacher.

    Two similar words are sometimes confused. "Sensibility" is usually seen in the plural, "sensibilities", which is something like your emotions. "Sensibleness" means being sensible, acting logically.

    In the title, "sense" means good thinking, and "sensibility" means feelings.

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    Default Re: about "sense and sensibility"

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Two similar words are sometimes confused. "Sensibility" is usually seen in the plural, "sensibilities", which is something like your emotions. "Sensibleness" means being sensible, acting logically.

    In the title, "sense" means good thinking, and "sensibility" means feelings.
    I agree.

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    Default Re: about "sense and sensibility"

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    "Sensibleness" means being sensible, acting logically.
    I would always use 'sense', rather than 'sensibleness'.

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