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    #1

    wreathd vs garland

    I can't get the difference in meaning between a wreath and a garland. Would there be any subtlety in meaning? Can I put both things at the foot of a monument?

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    Re: wreathd vs garland

    A wreath is always circular, a garland may be, but doesn't have to be. All wreaths are garlands, but not all garlands are wreaths. That's the understanding of this AE native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: wreathd vs garland

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    A wreath is always circular, a garland may be, but doesn't have to be. All wreaths are garlands, but not all garlands are wreaths. That's the understanding of this AE native speaker.
    If they a garland is circular, it's interchangeable in meaning with a wreath?

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