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    #1

    scribble vs scribble away?

    What's the difference between the two?
    ex)scribble vs scribble away

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    Re: scribble vs scribble away?

    Maybe the same???

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    Re: scribble vs scribble away?

    The second carries an implication of progressiveness:

    And all the time there they were, scribbling away in the background.
    But
    He quickly scribbled a note.

    As always, there's little point in talking about the meanings of words, or the differences between them, without thinking about context. In fact 'there's little point in talking about it' is a genteel way of saying 'it's impossible'.

    b

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