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    search, google, browse

    1. I am searching the differences between when, while and as.

    2. I am googling the differences between when, while and as.

    3. I am browsing through internet to search the differences between when, while and as.

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    a. Are searching, googling, browsing interchangeable?

    b. Any other better ways to express the same meaning?


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    Re: search, google, browse

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. I am searching for (or I am researching) the differences between "when", "while" and "as".


    2. I am Googling the differences between "when", "while" and "as".

    3. I am browsing through the internet to search find the differences between "when", "while" and "as".

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    a. Are searching, Googling, browsing interchangeable?
    Sometimes they are, sometimes they're not! "Searching the net" and "browsing the net" are very similar although we're far more likely to say "surfing the net" than "searching".
    "Searching" suggests you are looking for something specific.
    "Browsing" suggests that you are mindlessly going from one website to another in your free time because you have nothing better to do!
    You might use "I'm searching on the internet for a recipe for cupcakes".
    "Googling" (must always have a capital letter as it's a brand name) is quite specific. If you're Googling, then you are using the search engine Google to find information.



    b. Any other better ways to express the same meaning?

    I'm trying to find out the difference between "when", "while" and "as" by using the net.
    I'm surfing the net for the difference between "when", "while" and "as".
    I'm Googling "when", "while" and "as" to see if I can find out the difference between them.



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    Re: search, google, browse

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Googling" (must always have a capital letter as it's a brand name) is quite specific.
    I think that battle has been lost. People now google, just as they hoover.

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    Re: search, google, browse

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I think that battle has been lost. People now google, just as they hoover.


    I am sorry, I don't get what you meant of :

    that battle has been lost. People now google, just as they hoover.

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    Re: search, google, browse

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I am sorry, I don't get what you meant of by :

    that battle has been lost. People now google, just as they hoover.
    Many people in Britain do not vacuum their carpet, they hoover it. Despite the fact that Hoover is the trade mark of a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, the word has become used as a generic noun and verb, I have even heard people say, "I have bought a new Electrolux hoover." This is an example of trademark erosion - Wiktionary.
    Many companies are unhappy about the erosion of their brand name, but they can do little about it.

    You can read more about this here: Genericized trademark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: search, google, browse

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I think that battle has been lost. People now google, just as they hoover.
    They do? I guess I should stop correcting it to capitalised on these threads!

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    Re: search, google, browse

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I think that battle has been lost. People now google, just as they hoover.
    Too true! I do both. OK, I google a lot more than I hoover.
    The problem with these is that once they become part of everyday language they look weird capitalised. It's like Brussels sprouts: even dictionaries write it lowercased.

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