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    Default society or community

    could you plse expalin to me the subtle diference between the two and how to use them without confusion

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    Default Re: society or community

    Community is more local in scope: "We have two football fields in our community."

    Society is larger/broader in scope: "There are too many obese people in American society."

    You are correct that it is a subtle difference.

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    Default Re: society or community

    Another very subtle difference is that society often suggests more formal association than community.

    The Society of Civil Engineers.
    This suggests a sanctioned, legal, group of members in a titled association.

    The community of civil engineers.
    This would describe pretty much all civil engineers around the world.

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