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    what's the difference between"claim"and "declare"?

    The two countries had ___________ their normalization of diplomatic relations. A. claimed B. declared
    How can I tell in a certain situation I should use one instead of the other? Thanks!

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    Re: what's the difference between"claim"and "declare"?

    why no one answers me?

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    Exclamation Re: what's the difference between"claim"and "declare"?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseriver1012 View Post
    why no one answers me?
    You should have defined the situation to expect a quick answer. It is not clear as to what was the state of the existing relations. If the diplomatic relations between the two countries were in trouble but not completely broken off, it could be possible that the relations are re-established. In such a situation, use ‘declare’ which means: to announce officially or proclaim the same

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    Re: what's the difference between"claim"and "declare"?

    My reaction to "declared" would suggest a more emphatic statement than "claimed".

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