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    I wanted to know the ifference between ( discover) and (explore), please.
    Can these two verbs be used in one sentence like the following one?

    He discovered and explored the island.

    As i checked my dictionary,i could find no difference between them.are they the same?

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    Default Re: explore vs discover

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    Hello all
    How are you?
    I missed you all.
    I wanted to know the ifference between ( discover) and (explore), please.
    Can these two verbs be used in one sentence like the following one?

    He discovered and explored the island.

    As i checked my dictionary,i could find no difference between them.are they the same?

    Regards,
    Matilda
    No, they mean different things.
    For one thing, you can't explore an island before you've discovered it.
    You generally won't discover gold or oil unless you explore for it.
    Basically, "explore" means to look for something (oil, gold), or look around (island). "Discover" means to find something - uncover it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    Hello all
    How are you?
    I missed you all.
    I wanted to know the ifference between ( discover) and (explore), please.
    Can these two verbs be used in one sentence like the following one?

    He discovered and explored the island.

    As i checked my dictionary,i could find no difference between them.are they the same?

    Regards,
    Matilda
    I think "explore" is the first step and "discover" is the last step.But sometimes you can explore something but finally discover another thing.
    Not a teacher.

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    Thank u my dear friend

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    You are welcome.
    I like english very much but I have no chance to use it in my daily life. So it's pleasure to take part in this forum.

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