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    Question Fake, forger...

    Hi,
    Could anyone please tell me the difference?

    And, what's the right adj for people, 1. When for example Sb pretends to be another person, say, Sb pretends to be a doctor, while they're illiterate. 2. A criminal uses another person who looks exactly like them, say, Bin Laden is said to have different.... .

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    Re: Fake, forger...

    1 Fake
    2 Double

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    Re: Fake, forger...

    1 could also be an impostor . The process of pretending to be someone on paper is 'identity theft'.

    History students should beware of Charles Edward Stuart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - who didn't, in the modern sense, pretend to be anything at all - although he's often referred to as 'The Young Pretender'.

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    Re: Fake, forger...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    Could anyone please tell me the difference?

    And, what's the right adj for people, 1. When for example Sb pretends to be another person, say, Sb pretends to be a doctor, while they're illiterate. 2. A criminal uses another person who looks exactly like them, say, Bin Laden is said to have different.... .

    Thanks...
    Used as a noun, fake has a broader meaning than forger. A fake could be a false anything: jewelery, coins, documents. Fake can also describe a person who pretends to be someone he isn't. A forger is someone who creates fake documents, paintings or signatures. A forgery is the falsified document, painting or signature itself.

    Someone who pretends to be a doctor could be called a fake, a fraud, or an imposter. He/she could also be said to be impersonating a doctor. Fake can be used as an adjective, also fraudulent. However, a fraudulent doctor might be a licensed doctor, but defrauds patients by charging them for expensive medications while giving them placebos.

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    Re: Fake, forger...

    Many thanks to all dear posters above...best wishes...

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