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    Egyption Arrow is offline Member
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    Arrow Difference between recurring and recurrent themes?

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, I'm reading a book its writer describes the contents by saying: This introductory chapter alerts you to some additional issues, recurring themes, and.... Then, in the next page she says: You will also find that several themes reappear from time to time. These recurrent themes are as basic to.....as the underlying melody or motif to a musical composition.
    Well, is there any significant difference between recurring and recurrent themes?

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    Default Re: Difference between recurring and recurrent themes?

    Not to my knowledge.

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    Default Re: Difference between recurring and recurrent themes?

    Nor mine

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    Default Re: Difference between recurring and recurrent themes?

    is there any significant difference between recurring and recurrent themes?
    Recurring is a verb-turned-adjective whereas recurrent is an adjective.

    not a teacher

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    Default Re: Difference between recurring and recurrent themes?

    Thank you guys for these useful replies. fortunately, I found an answer on Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    I just had some doubt, because I already know that verb forms with -ing and -ed endings are different from each other.
    Last edited by Egyption Arrow; 13-Jul-2008 at 14:03.

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