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    What is the difference between testing and test?
    How should be used? Would you please give me theri examples?
    Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    What is the difference between testing and test?
    How should be used? Would you please give me theri examples?
    Thank you very much.
    The lecturer was busy testing the students knowledge.
    They had to test the car before buying it.
    He had a test in English yesterday.

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    Thanks Harry.

    The way I asked was bad.

    Both test and tesing are used as nouns; what was the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Thanks Harry.

    The way I asked was bad.

    Both test and tesing are used as nouns; what was the difference?
    Testing is the process of the test.

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    Whats the difference between nuclear testing and nuclear test?

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    testing is the present continuous tense of the verb to test
    testing means that the action is doing at the moment
    test is a word

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Whats the difference between nuclear testing and nuclear test?
    They mean the same thing. Testing and test are synonims.

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    Thanks anyway Harry.

    Are there any people who can teach me the differece between nuclear testing and nuclear test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Thanks anyway Harry.

    Are there any people who can teach me the differece between nuclear testing and nuclear test?
    Disclaimer: I am not a teacher.
    My two cents:
    Testing= is a gerund, which is a verb-form noun
    Test= is a noun.
    So when there is a noun in existence, one should not use the gerund as a noun instead. In your case, nuclear test therefore prevails over nuclear testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    They mean the same thing. Testing and test are synonims.
    What does synonim mean...? i looked it up in my dictionary...
    it says : Synonym=Bad Language
    does it have other meanings..?

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