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    #1

    muted VS mute

    Do my examples clearly distinguish these 2 words:

    1. They were mute. (not speaking)
    2. They spoke in muted voices. (not loud)

    Thank you.

    Learning vocabs through pairs of similar words really helps.
    Last edited by panicmonger; 08-Dec-2010 at 06:46.

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    #2

    Re: muted VS mute

    Yes, your examples sound right to me.

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    #3

    Re: muted VS mute

    'Mute' can also be a noun, meaning various sound-reducing/sound-reduced things - ranging from a conical device that quietens a brass instrument to a person who has (physically) no voice.

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