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    Two verbs for one concept?

    A: How do you think we should present our case to the commitee?
    B1: I think we should enphasize the good things and perhaps just gloss over the difficult bits.
    B2: I think we should enphasize the good things and perhaps just get out of talking about the difficult bits.

    Dear teachers or native speakers, do you think the two verbs in bold are suitable for the answer that the two B give in this context? Do they express the same concept and can I use them without any change in the meaning?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

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    Re: Two verbs for one concept?

    The correct spelling is "emphasize", not "enphasize".

    "To gloss over" does not mean the same thing as "to get out of". They are not interchangeable.

    The best and most natural answer to A is B1 (with the correct spelling of emphasize).

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    Re: Two verbs for one concept?

    . . . or emphasise in BE.

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