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    #1

    Exclamation Different and difference

    Hello,

    1. What are the differences?

    And

    2. What is the different?


    which one correct and why?

    thank You!!!


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    #2

    Re: Different and difference

    Hi kahhong,
    It is advisable to give some context when you ask a question.
    Your N2 is wrong, because you've got no noun; then, what is the article for? When you compare two things you ask: What is the difference? I wouldn't say N1 is wrong, but an example would be a bit far-fetched:
    You compare several pairs of things - A and B, C and D, E and F. Hence, we have 3 differences. Anyway it sounds odd to me.
    That's how I see it.
    Cheers.


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    #3

    Smile Re: Different and difference

    'Different' is an adjective. 'Difference' is a noun.


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    #4

    Re: Different and difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi kahhong,
    It is advisable to give some context when you ask a question.
    Your N2 is wrong, because you've got no noun; then, what is the article for? When you compare two things you ask: What is the difference? I wouldn't say N1 is wrong, but an example would be a bit far-fetched:
    You compare several pairs of things - A and B, C and D, E and F. Hence, we have 3 differences. Anyway it sounds odd to me.
    That's how I see it.
    Cheers.
    'Different' is an adjective. 'Difference' is a noun.

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    #5

    Question Re: Different and difference

    Thank for your feedback Humble and daphlak
    okie, For an example :
    What are the (different or differences) between Product A and Product B?


    which one is correct answer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi kahhong,
    Your N2 is wrong, because you've got no noun.
    Hello Humble, could you show me how to construct a correct question by using the right structure, please?
    For an example noun+verb+....., something like that.
    Last edited by kahhong; 03-Oct-2006 at 15:22. Reason: Spelling mistake :) :)


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    #6

    Re: Different and difference

    Hi kahhong,
    Neither of them is correct. All your sentence is wrong. It should be
    What is the difference between Product A and Product B?
    Sorry, I don't quite understand your problem. What kind of questions would you like to make? Using these words - different, difference?
    How does American English differ from British English?
    Cheers

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