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    back and rear

    Dear teachers,

    I have difficulty distinguishing 'rear ' and 'back'. For example, 'at the back of' 'in the rear of '. Could you please explain it to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


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    Re: back and rear

    They mean the same, so which you use is a stylistic preference.

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    Re: back and rear


    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    They mean the same, so which you use is a stylistic preference.

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