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    dated vs outdated; well-off vs rich; prolong vs extend vs lengthen

    Please tell me the difference between dated and outdated, between well-off and rich and between prolong, delay and extend
    1. It was a fashionable film years ago, but it looks ____ now.
    A. Dated B. outdated
    I am very confused because both words mean old-fashion.
    2. He may have a nice house, a nice car and be able to afford to go on nice holidays, but you couldnít say he was ____
    A. Well-off B. rich
    Again, well-off and rich both mean wealthy.
    3. The police asked the kidnappers to _____ the deadline by six hours
    A. Prolong B. lengthen C. extend
    This time I don't know what to choose among these three words similar in meaning.

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    Re: dated vs outdated; well-off vs rich; prolong vs extend vs lengthen

    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    Please tell me the difference between dated and outdated, between well-off and rich and between prolong, delay and extend
    1. It was a fashionable film years ago, but it looks dated now.
    A. Dated B. outdated
    I am very confused because both words mean old-fashion.
    2. He may have a nice house, a nice car and be able to afford to go on nice holidays, but you couldnít say he was rich.
    A. Well-off B. rich
    Again, well-off and rich both mean wealthy.
    3. The police asked the kidnappers to extend the deadline by six hours
    A. Prolong B. lengthen C. extend
    This time I don't know what to choose among these three words similar in meaning.
    My suggestions are in red.

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