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    #1

    hired / engaged a tutor

    His parents engaged / hired a tutor.

    Which verb in bold should be used? What is the difference between the two words, if any?

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    Re: hired / engaged a tutor

    In North Americam, hired. engaged means, working.


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    Re: hired / engaged a tutor

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    His parents engaged / hired a tutor.

    Which verb in bold should be used? What is the difference between the two words, if any?
    In England either would be used. Engaged is slightly more formal; hired implies a more temporary situation (ie, he has been hired for a specific period or to teach for a specific purpose.)

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