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    Dear teachers,
    I am always confused by the meaning of "in terms of". Can someone tell me what is the difference between in terms of and about. Are they same meaning ? Can they exchange for using?
    Thanks.
    apple

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    Default Re: in terms of & about

    I'll try to help, but, unfortunately, I don't think I can answer your main question.

    Quote Originally Posted by apple
    Dear teachers,
    I am always confused by the meaning of "in terms of". Can someone tell me what is the difference between in terms of and about. Are they same meaning ? Can they exchange for using?
    Thanks.
    apple
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    I am confused about the meaning of in terms of. Can someone tell me the difference in meaning between in terms of and about? Do they mean the same thing? Are the terms interchangeable?

    Someone else will, I hope, explain the difference between in terms of and about.

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    'In terms of' is used to limit something- 'in terms of popularity, the government is doing well'. This means that the government is popular, but doesn't necessarily mean it is doing well in other areas.

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    In terms of grammar, TDOL does quite well. How's that? 8)

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    Sounds fine. I must go and brush up on the other areas.

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