Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Jack8rkin is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    285

    Reach vs. achieve

    Hello!
    Opinions wanted!
    What is the difference in the meaning between the verbs "reach" and "achieve"?
    Could you, please, delineate the difference of their usage, as well?

    Thanx

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    74,108

    Re: Reach vs. achieve

    Reach has a number of meanings that achieve doesn't- you can use it to mean to arrive at a physical location (I reached the station), you can use it to mean to extend your and/arm (I reached for the button), it has phrasal verbs (reach out), etc.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •