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    Default Reply Vs. Answer Vs. Response

    Hi everybody!

    I have question:
    Difference between : reply & answer & response??
    I look up at dictionary but all meaning is closed together (all word meaning=> answer) , I don't understand when use what word?!
    Can somebody tell me what is difference between them with example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by borhan_3010 View Post
    I have a question:
    What is the D difference between :'reply' and 'answer'??
    I looked them up at in a dictionary but all both meanings is were closed together; (all both words meaning=> 'answer'). , I don't understand when to use what which word?!
    Can somebody tell me what isthe difference between them, with examples?

    Thanxks
    There is often very little practical difference in meaning between the verbs or the nouns., though we tend to use reply when there is not a direct question:

    Futtershaw looked accusingly at Postule. "I didn't see you at the conference."
    "Well, I din't spend much time in the bar," replied Postule sarcastically.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Reply Vs. Answer

    You can read more answers to this question by looking at the Similar Threads at the bottom of the page and by inserting your thread title into the Google Custom Search box at the top.

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    Wink Re: Reply Vs. Answer Vs. Response

    Thank you
    Oh my GOD! What a mistake you found in my post! I don't thought my English has so horrible!
    However, my English is poor and have many mistake! I accepted but I'm not disappointing and I'll try harder to improve that with your help, I hope so!

    (I use the Google translator to help me and decrease my mistake! Is this method useful?)

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    Question Re: Reply Vs. Answer Vs. Response

    Hi
    For my questions, I founded this context in the internet:
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    Reply and answer are both synonymous though both are used in different contexts
     
    An answer is a reaction to a question in writing or speech that proposes a solution.
    A reply can be in response to a question or it can merely be a response to a statement
    A response is generally a reaction to something, not necessarily a verbal one; for example 
    The bodies response to a virus is not another virus.  Therefore, the immune response is not a 
    reply to the virus
    Is this true? Please explain to me more with example, if was possible!

    I found couple similar thread but none of them haven't complete response!

    I still didn't fully justified (?understood)! Please explain to me more!


    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by borhan_3010 View Post
    (I use the Google translator to help me and decrease my mistake! Is this method useful?)
    Cut and paste the notice at the top of this page into a translator, and translate it into your own language. I think you will discover for yourself the weaknesses of this type of translation.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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