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    what's different between disturb and distract

    is there any one tell me the different between "disturb" and "distract"?thanks much!

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    Re: what's different between disturb and distract

    For example, if I am reading a book and I hear a police siren outside my window, the sound would disturb me/my concentration; it would make it hard for me to concentrate because I don't like the sound a siren makes. Now, if, while reading my book, I hear a sound that I like, say, a popular song coming from the apartment above me, and I start humming along with the song, the song would distract me from reading my book; however, if I didn't like the song, then the sound would disturb my reading.

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    Re: what's different between disturb and distract

    Did you check both words in your dictionary?
    You should do that and then raise questions about their use by suggesting sentences with them therein.

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