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    Can we use Occupied instead of Busy?
    for example ,
    1. I am busy with my exams or I am occupied with my exams
    2. Shes busy with her son orshes occupied with her son




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally2000 View Post
    Can we use Occupied instead of Busy?
    for example ,
    1. I am busy with my exams or I am occupied with my exams
    2. Shes busy with her son orshes occupied with her son




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    Both the words busy and occupied mean ' engaged in action '.

    Both the sentences appear correct. However, a teacher may have different views on usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arunp View Post
    Both the words busy and occupied mean ' engaged in action '.

    Both the sentences appear correct. However, a teacher may have different views on usage.
    yes I know it means engaged in action.
    but it can give different meanings ,
    what I meant it wasn't the exact meaning of the word I want to know if it Can be used in the same place where the busy word is used?
    for example I can say the room is occupied with pepole but I don't think in here I can use the word Busy!

    some words have exactly the same meaning but when they are used in a sentence they give different meaning,So is it the same for these two words Occupied and Busy ?

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