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    Question Spontaneously vs. Accidentally

    Hello everybody,

    My name is Abdullah and I am new here. I have a question but I don't know where I am supposed to post it. Therefore, I'll just put it here.

    What is the difference (or differences) between the words (spontaneously and accidentally)? If you could give an example where I can use the word (spontaneously) but I cannot use (accidentally), that would be helpful.
    For example, the words (house and home) seem similar; however, one can say "I go home after I finish my job" but he cannot say "I go house after ...."


    Thank you in advance for your help

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    Default Re: Spontaneously vs. Accidentally

    Your question is in the correct section of the forum. As far as your question goes, I'm not sure how you can confuse those two words. Please look (again) at the dictionary definitions of "spontaneous" and "accidental". If necessary, post the definitions you find here.

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    Default Re: Spontaneously vs. Accidentally

    This is a very useful dictionary site: OneLook: General dictionary sites

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    Default Re: Spontaneously vs. Accidentally

    Enter the words (separately) in the Fraze It search box to see many examples of their use in context.

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