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    LiuJing is offline Member
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    enlight vs. enlighten

    enlight and enlighten

    My dictionary lists them as interchangeable, and I heard someone say 'please enlight us' today as a humble television host posed a question to his guest . I want to know whether 'enlight' is more narrowly used in your part of the world than 'enlighten' is? Thank you.

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    Re: enlight vs. enlighten

    Not a teacher.

    I have never heard or used "enlight." "Enlighten" is the proper word to use.

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    Re: enlight vs. enlighten

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher.

    I have never heard or used "enlight." "Enlighten" is the proper word to use.
    Like you, I just heard of 'enlight' today, which sent me to look it up in the dictionary.

    Enlight - definition of Enlight by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: enlight vs. enlighten

    Enlight is a very unusual word. I had never heard of it.

    I'd forget it.

    Rover

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