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    #1

    Acquire/obtain

    Would I be right to say the following:

    #1. You obtain things.
    #2. You acquire things, knowledge or skills.

    Would that be right?

    I know you can't obtain skills.


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    Re: Acquire/obtain

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Would I be right to say the following:

    #1. You obtain things.
    #2. You acquire things, knowledge or skills.

    Would that be right?

    I know you can't obtain skills.
    Obtain and acquire are synonyms. They basically mean the same things.

    I would tend to use acquire when referencing skills or knowledge. But obtain could still be used in this context as well and not be wrong.

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