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    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 9

    persist vs. insist

    Hello teachers,

    As a foreign language learner, I am quite confused with these two words: persist and insist. I am wondering if there is anyway to distinguish the two words and to use them properly.



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    • Join Date: Oct 2005
    • Posts: 8

    Re: persist vs. insist

    Persists refers to something that remains regardless of what it's done to augment, diminish, or erase it. Insists refers to trying to continually reinforce it.

    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 9

    Re: persist vs. insist

    Thank you!


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