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    Smile The student crept/slipped into the classroom

    The student crept/slipped into the back of the classroom while the teacher was writing on the blackboard.



    I doubt that crept and slipped both do the job in the above and carry the same connotation. Your advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: The student crept/slipped into the classroom

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The student crept/slipped into the back of the classroom while the teacher was writing on the blackboard.



    I doubt that crept and slipped both do the job in the above and carry the same connotation. Your advice will be appreciated. Thanks.
    I think that they do, A.

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    Default Re: The student crept/slipped into the classroom

    Thanks, riverkid.
    Got it.

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    In all good conscience, I would have to say that the supplied information is inadequate to formulate a concise opinion.

    In other words, the paragraphs prior to, inclusive of, and following that sentence, would be necessary to make a call as to whether either is more or less appropriate.

    Crept has the connotation that you are intent on accomplishing something via your stealth, whereas, slipped is more indicative of trying to avoid detection.

    You would not be entirely incorrect using either in most cases, but my feeling is that you are looking for an explanation of the subtleties.

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    Default Re: The student crept/slipped into the classroom

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    In all good conscience, I would have to say that the supplied information is inadequate to formulate a concise opinion.
    Concurred! But the base sentence is a stand-alone sample.

    In other words, the paragraphs prior to, inclusive of, and following that sentence, would be necessary to make a call as to whether either is more or less appropriate.
    I find your unique way of choosing words very amusing and intriguing. Does make a call indicate decide?

    Crept has the connotation that you are intent on accomplishing something via your stealth, whereas, slipped is more indicative of trying to avoid detection.
    Right on! This is very subtle and tricky observation.

    You would not be entirely incorrect using either in most cases, but my feeling is that you are looking for an explanation of the subtleties.

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    Thanks, Wholeman, for your wholesome and extra-technical reply.
    For the sake of curiosity, would you like to shed more light on your masterpiece, The Twisted TG-Fiction?

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    Default Re: The student crept/slipped into the classroom

    You could check my profile, which has a link to my website, or you could simply click on this link:

    Home Page For Wholeman

    Be forewarned, this is for adults only and deals with subjects that are controversial. Should you find yourself being offended, stop reading and have a nice day. -Disclaimer-

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    P.S. Oh, and that would be 'Masterpieces'.

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