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    face vs confront

    What is the differnce between face and confront and why can' I use confront in the following underlined part?

    The Point of Phobia Awareness Week is to highlight the difficulties that many people ([B]face or confront?) [/B]in everyday situations.

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    Re: face vs confront

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    What is the differnce between face and confront and why can' I use confront in the following underlined part?

    The Point of Phobia Awareness Week is to highlight the difficulties that many people ([B]face or confront?) [/B]in everyday situations.
    You can face a situation or a difficulty without confronting it. If you are faced with a problem, it simply means that it exists, it is in your way. If you then go on to confront it, then you start to deal with it.

    Every day I face an uncomfortable journey to work because there is a man on the train who stares at me.
    Yesterday, I confronted the man who stares at me. He apologised and said he won't do it again. I'm glad I won't have to face that problem again.

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