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    gold/golden; pro-/ for; none/ non-,...

    What are the differences between:
    +/'pro-' and 'for'
    +/ 'none' and 'non-'
    +/ 'gold' and 'golden'
    +/each other/ one another

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    Re: gold/golden; pro-/ for; none/ non-,...

    Quote Originally Posted by tht
    What are the differences between:
    +/'pro-' and 'for'
    +/ 'none' and 'non-'
    +/ 'gold' and 'golden'
    +/each other/ one another
    "Pro" and "for" mean pretty much the same thing except that "pro" is used as a prefix.

    "None" means "not any"; "non" means "not" (and can be used as a prefix).

    "Golden" is the adjectival form of "gold", although "gold" is sometimes used as an adjective too. Also, "golden" is often meant metaphorically.

    "Each other" and "one another" mean pretty much the same thing.

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    I would use gold for the metal or colour and golden for the colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I would use gold for the metal or colour and golden for the colour.
    Yes, that's pretty much the way they are usually used. Examples: gold ring; golden rays of sun.

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