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    aous02 is offline Member
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    Post Different / Differing

    English has a lot of different words with similar but slightly differing meanings.

    Does "deffering" here means "distinctive"

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    Default Re: Different / Differing

    Differing just means, well, to differ. To be different. "Distinctive" means quite different, easily distinguished.

    If I had written this sentence, I'd leave out the first "different" and replace the word "differing" with it: "English has a lot of words that have similar but slightly different meanings." Or, "English has a lot of words whose meanings differ only slightly."

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