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    Hi teachers ,

    Could you differentiate among Ingenue , Ingenous and Ingenious ?


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    Re: Differentiate

    Quote Originally Posted by Arunush
    Hi teachers ,

    Could you differentiate among Ingenue , Ingenous and Ingenious ?


    Thankyou
    Arunush
    ingenious is an adjective, (note the pronunciation "i-ous"), and it's from Latin ingenium, cleverness. It means, clever at inventing; e.g, That's an ingenious idea.

    ingenuous is also an adjective (note the pronounciation "u-ous"), and it's from Latin ingenuus, frank. It means, artless, frank; e.g., That's an ingenuous response.

    ingenue is a noun, and it was borrowed into English from French, so it's pronounced: an'ji'new, wherein 'an' is a nasalized vowel. Ingenue means, an unsophisticated young women, and it's often used to refer to a female who is new at something; i.e., acting.

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    Hi Casiopea ,

    Thanks a lot for your reply


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    Arunush

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    You're most welcome, Arunush.

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