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    Develop and Envolve

    Hello,

    short question again.

    In which context do you use "envolve" instead of develop?
    I mean, both mean quite the same, but I don't see envolve often :(


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Develop and Envolve

    Quote Originally Posted by Fargard View Post
    Hello,

    short question again.

    In which context do you use "envolve" instead of develop?
    I mean, both mean quite the same, but I don't see envolve often :(


    Thanks in advance.
    It's "evolve", "envolve" doesn't exist.

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    Re: Develop and Envolve

    Evolve has two meanings, one of them is related to species.
    evolve - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    Darwin believed that we evolved from apes.
    Monkeys in the New World evolved quite separately from those in the Old World.
    More complex animals gradually evolved from these very simple creatures.

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    Re: Develop and Envolve

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Evolve has two meanings, one of them is related to species.
    evolve - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    Darwin believed that we evolved from apes. Did he ???
    Monkeys in the New World evolved quite separately from those in the Old World.
    More complex animals gradually evolved from these very simple creatures.

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    Re: Develop and Envolve

    I didn't invent the sentence, it's in my dictionary "Longman Contemporary English", third edition, 1995.
    BBC - History - Historic Figures: Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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    Re: Develop and Envolve

    Quote Originally Posted by Fargard View Post
    Hello,

    short question again.

    In which context do you use "envolve" instead of develop?
    I mean, both mean quite the same, but I don't see envolve often :(


    Thanks in advance.
    Evolve and develop are often used interchangeably. Generally I would use evolve when the process is longer and more complicated.

    A fight developed after the goalie was hit by the forward of the other team.
    Hockey has evolved from being a largely Canadian phenomenon to a truly global enterprise.

    (Sorry, but I have been watching too much Olympic hockey today! A neckache can develop (but not evolve) from watching a tv screen for too long.)

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