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    Differences

    Could anyone tell me differences between these words: trash, garbage, junk, waste, rubbish??

    Thanks in advance :)

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    Re: Differences

    They have overlapping meanings; in some contexts you can use one in the place of another - which doesn't mean they have the same meaning. You need to look at the context, and consider collocations. There are lots of dictionaries... An online corpus like British National Corpus (BYU-BNC) or Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) will help you get a grip on collocations.

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