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    deputy, associate, vice

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    I think the differences are in custom- we talk of Dick cheney as the Vice-President and John Presecott as the Deputy-Prime Minister. It's basically the same thing. Associate is a bit different- there can be many associates.

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    Okay, now that we can't tell them apart with reason, could you make a list of the names of positions when we could only use this rather than that?

    e.i. vice president (right)
    associate president (wrong)

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    OK- good idea:

    vice captain

    associate professor

    deputy minister

    I'll add more later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    OK- good idea:

    vice captain

    associate professor

    deputy minister

    I'll add more later.
    It is useful. Waiting for your update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meiling
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    OK- good idea:

    vice captain

    associate professor

    deputy minister

    I'll add more later.
    It is useful. Waiting for your update.
    deputy sheriff
    sales associate
    club vice-president

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    vice chancellor

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    vice chancellor
    vice-admiral

    deputy director
    associate director

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    Deputy Dawg

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Deputy Dawg

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