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    Smile Let's cheer/root for both teams.

    Let's cheer/root for both teams.



    Do both cheer and root work in the above context and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Let's cheer/root for both teams.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Let's cheer/root for both teams.



    Do both cheer and root work in the above context and mean about the same? Thanks.
    There is NO context here to work with. There are only 5 words to work with. Context comes from surrounding sentences or a single complicated sentence.

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    Default Re: Let's cheer/root for both teams.

    Sorry for using the wrong word! I mean in the base sentence.

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    Default Re: Let's cheer/root for both teams.

    You could see in every dictionary that cheer and root are synonyms.

    cheer (n) = shout of approval, encouragement, or congratulation.
    cheer (v) = to salute or acclaim with cheers, applaud

    There are the following synonyms: applaud, cheer, root

    These verbs mean to express approval or encouragement audibly.

    We cheered when the home team scored.
    We are rooting for the underdog in the tennis championship.

    If I were you, I would said, wit context and without context the both words are complete interchangeable.

    In addition you may have yet some synonyms: acclaim, applaud, brighten, clap, console, elate, encourage, hail, hearten, incite, uplift, warm.

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    Last edited by vil; 18-Oct-2007 at 07:55.

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    Default Re: Let's cheer/root for both teams.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Let's cheer/root for both teams.



    Do both cheer and root work in the above context and mean about the same? Thanks.
    In my view both words work fine in this context, and both mean that you are verbally [and probably loudly] supporting both teams.

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    Default Re: Let's cheer/root for both teams.

    Thanks, my dear friends, for your help.
    I get it now.

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