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    draw/paint/give a picture of something

    What's the difference between 'draw a picture of something', 'paint a picture of something' and 'give a picture of something'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthelion View Post
    What's the difference between 'draw a picture of something', 'paint a picture of something' and 'give a picture of something'?
    Draw a picture=to compose a picture of something in lines otherwise called line drawing; as:
    Draw the picture of a house/a tree/a person, looking at the images on the wall.
    Paint a picture of something; normally used as an idiom to describe a situation in a particular way; as:
    I don't want to paint too rosy a picture of that incident, as the present situation is still grim.
    Give a picture of something= It has a direct as well as a figurative meaning, to describe the true/real situation or a set of circumstances.
    Direct: Can you give me a picture of a fish that has a foreground and a background?
    Figurative:. Can you give an elaberate picture of the present economic situation of that country?


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    Re: draw/paint/give a picture of something

    Thanks.

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