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    Dream vs fantasy

    Hi dear friends and teachers!

    Is there any difference between Dream and fantasy in meanig?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Dream vs fantasy

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hi dear friends and teachers!

    Is there any difference between Dream and fantasy in meanig?

    Thanks a lot.
    Yes, you construct a fantasy consciously. Dreams just happen.

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    Dream vs fantasy

    Hi there!

    Is there any real difference between the nouns fantasy and dream?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Dream vs fantasy

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hi there!

    Is there any real difference between the nouns fantasy and dream?

    Thanks.
    Sometimes either word can be used, but in many cases only one fits. For example:

    At night we have dreams, we don't have fantasies.

    Fantasy is a genre of movies, books, etc.

    If we have a "dream" for the future, there is usually (but not always) a chance it will come true. If we just have a "fantasy" it is usually something that is just nice to think about but almost certainly will not come true.

    There are more difference, too. Are you using these words in a specific context?
    Last edited by Munch; 09-Nov-2010 at 10:30.

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    Re: Dream vs fantasy

    Thanks for the answer.

    Actually this is the sentence in which I want to use one the words mentioned:

    I wish I could be a butterfly, so I would be flying now. What a charming dream/fantasy.

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    Re: Dream vs fantasy

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Thanks for the answer.

    Actually this is the sentence in which I want to use one the words mentioned:

    I wish I could be a butterfly, so I would be flying now. What a charming dream/fantasy.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...s-fantasy.html

    Which would you choose, now that we've explained it?

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    Re: Dream vs fantasy

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Thanks for the answer.

    Actually this is the sentence in which I want to use one of the words mentioned:

    I wish I could be a butterfly, so I would be flying now. What a charming dream/fantasy.
    In my opinion, either word is fine.

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    Re: Dream vs fantasy

    Sorry for the other thread. The time that I was trying to create this topic I was disconected so I thought that it hadn't been posted.

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