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    Default correct, true, right

    1- correct, true, right
    2- incorrect, untrue, false, wrong

    can you tell me the differences?

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    Default Re: correct, true, right

    1- Correct & right are pretty much the same. True is used in True/false type questions. Right can also be used for legal and moral questions.
    2- Incorrect and wrong are pretty much the same. Untrue is different- it wouldn't be used for questions, but for when facts are being dealt with, and can move into the area of lying.

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    Default Re: correct, true, right

    nice, really nice..

    But could you, please, give us examples for untrue to clarify it more?

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    Default Re: correct, true, right

    What they said turned out to be untrue = this doesn't mean they were lying, but later the truth came out.

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    Thanks a lot

    It is clear now

    Thank you again

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