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    Cool subject=topic?

    Hello!

    Is there a subtle difference between the words "subject" and "topic"? Can we use them interchangeably?

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    Default Re: subject=topic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is there a subtle difference between the words "subject" and "topic"? Can we use them interchangeably?

    Thank you
    Will
    In the sense of "the idea/thing/situation/whatever that I'm talking about" -- no.

    Edit: no to first question, yes to second

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    Default Re: subject=topic?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    In the sense of "the idea/thing/situation/whatever that I'm talking about" -- no.

    Edit: no to first question, yes to second
    Thank you Freezeframe.

    Can you tell me which preposition we're supposed to use here?:

    Topic is a synonym of /for subject.

    Cheers
    Will

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    Cool Re: subject=topic?

    Hello!

    Can you tell me which preposition we're supposed to use here?:

    Topic is a synonym of /for subject.

    Cheers
    Will

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    Default Re: subject=topic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can you tell me which preposition we're supposed to use here?:

    Topic is a synonym of /for subject.

    Cheers
    Will
    "of" (But it's not always)

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    Cool Re: subject=topic?

    When do we use "for"?

    In this case, for example? : "What's a synonym for topic?"


    Thank you
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