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    Can 'conception' be used as a synonym of 'idea' in the sentence above?
    In my opinion, it can't.
    Can you confirm if I'm right?

    Many countries introduce a ban on smoking in the street. This is a very good conception.
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    Default Re: conception

    You are right. It doesn't work.

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    Default Re: conception

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You are right. It doesn't work.
    "Conception" could be used instead of "idea" in such a sentence:
    "You should remove this desk and put some posters on the wall." "This is a very good conception/idea, thank you."

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    Default Re: conception

    No, it wouldn't work there either.

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    Default Re: conception

    There is a difference between a "concept" and a "conception." The former is the idea, the latter is the process of conceiving something.

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