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    Lightbulb Trove of Synonyms

    Hello all,

    The usages of synonyms are always a pain in my neck. I suppose these words are also a problem for learners of English, which is not their mother tongue. It seems to me that some dictionaries fail to define them explicitly so I start this thread to collect usages of them, which have been clarified by our forum members. If you have read any useful post about usage of any set of synonyms, please kindly submit them here as below format - words and their URL links. And I will update and arrange them alphabetically in the first post of this thread now and them. Many thanks!

    P.S. If you have any questions about the usages of them, please go to Ask a Teacher. This thread is not supposed to pose or answer questions about them.


    * affect vs. effect
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...ct-affact.html

    * be made of vs. be made from
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/fr...made-made.html

    * caricature vs. cartoon
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...s-cartoon.html

    * clamber vs. climb
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...tml#post401474

    * creep vs. crawl
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...pand-joke.html

    * countryside vs. rural area
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...untryside.html

    * debt vs. liabilities
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...s-vs-debt.html

    * dictionary vs. lexicon
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...ictionary.html

    * extend vs. expand
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/80466-creep-crawl-extend-expand-joke.html

    * pillage vs. plunder vs. ransack
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...s-plunder.html

    * fault vs. mistake
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...s-mistake.html

    * loud, loudly and aloud
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...dly-aloud.html

    * luxury vs. luxurious
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...luxurious.html

    * recant vs. renounce vs. relinqulish
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...vs-recant.html

    * read vs. study
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...-vs-study.html

    * termination vs. abortion
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...rmination.html


    (To be updated later again)
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    Default Re: Trove of Synonyms

    Have you looked at the threads in the "Frequently Asked Questions"
    section?
    Have you seen any threads that you think should be included in that section?

    (David L did a good job of answering the "expand vs extend" and "creep vs crawl" questions. )



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    Default Re: Trove of Synonyms

    Hi RonBee,

    I appreciate your suggestion and comment. I just found useful posts there I can add to my list of this thread. I'm a bit of busy. I hope to sort them out a few days later.

    Yes, David L. has contributed a lot of useful posts. He is as helpful as you guys. Great to have you guys on board. Thank you very much!

    Cheers!
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 30-Nov-2008 at 14:22.

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