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    collocation, grammar, word choice

    Dear teaccher,


    Is this sentence correct ?

    The sound deafens people's ears

    What is the difference between valid reasons and distinct reasons ?


    What is the difference ?
    He pays his student loan
    He pays back his student loan


    When I look up at collocation dictionary, several words ( sound, valid, distinct ) can be combined with reason
    What do I have to do or what should I choose from several words ?

    Many thanks

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    Re: collocation, grammar, word choice

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Dear teaccher,


    Is this sentence correct ?

    The sound deafens people's ears
    it deafens them.

    What is the difference between valid reasons and distinct reasons ?
    Suppose there are two reasons propose d - one is valid and the other isn't. They are distinct. But only one of them is valid.


    What is the difference ?
    He pays his student loan
    He pays back his student loan
    In the first he is making a payment - perhaps only enough to cover the interest <hawk-spit>[excuse me, but I don't see... {breathing deeply - I won't do that again}] charged.. If he pays back the loan he reduces the size of the loan. If he pays off the loan, he owes nothing more.

    When I look up at collocation dictionary, several words ( sound, valid, distinct ) can be combined with reason
    What do I have to do or what should I choose from several words ?

    Many thanks
    A dictionary of collocations is a list of possible collocations. You can have 'a red car' and 'a green car' - both are possible collocations. You need a plain dictionary in order to find the difference between red and green.

    b

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