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    Christin93 is offline Junior Member
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    Post What is the difference?

    We can both use these words, but What is the difference? capital worlds are the ones I think are right

    Deforestation is directly connected/ RELATED to the loss of many species.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: What is the difference?

    I am not a teacher, but I can't tell any difference in meaning between the two words when used in this sentence.

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    Default Re: What is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by luschen View Post
    I am not a teacher, but I can't tell any difference in meaning between the two words when used in this sentence.
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    Deforestation is directly connected to the loss of many species.

    is a little odd as it implies the causality of loss of species>deforestation, rather than the other way around.


    I could be over-thinking.

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    Default Re: What is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christin93 View Post
    We can both use these words, but What is the difference? capital worlds are the ones I think are right

    Deforestation is directly connected/ RELATED to the loss of many species.

    Thanks in advance!
    I think what freezeframe said about "connected" is also right about "related". This is from Macmillan dictionary:

    Harcourt's lawyer claims that his client's health problems are directly related to his work in the mine.
    (c) Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2003

    I don't say that any of your sentences is wrong but I'd rather put "the loss of many species" in the beginning of the sentence. Perhaps In this way you can recognise the cause and the effect more easily.

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