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    fungyf_hk is offline Newbie
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    Default heredity/heritage/inheritance.

    I am confused by these three words: heredity/heritage/inheritance.
    Please explain their similarities and differences. It would be most helpful if examples could be given.

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    Default Re: heredity/heritage/inheritance.

    Heredity is normally used for biology- diseases passed down, etc.

    Heritage is often used for the cultural legacy a country of place has, though can also mean money and properety passed down.

    Inheritance is confined to money and property passed down.

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