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    mix or mixture

    It's believed that before long the mix of nationalities will be so great that there will be no distinct major racial or cultural groups, but simply a mixture of many races and cultures.


    What's the difference of "mix" or "mixture"? Why does the author use them in the above situations respectively?


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    Re: mix or mixture

    There's no difference in this context.

    The author could have chosen to use them the other way round.

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    #3

    Re: mix or mixture

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's no difference in this context.
    There is no difference that I can put my finger on, so I cannot disagree with you. Personally, however, I would have used the words as they were used in the original sentence. For me, a mix is less inextricably bound together than a mixture.

    Learners should not that this is my personal view. I have not been able to find any dictionary support for this.

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    Re: mix or mixture

    So the two words are interchangable in the above situation, aren't they?

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    Re: mix or mixture

    I agree that it sounds OK the way the author put it.

    This is why "the melting pot" is used as a metaphor for assimilation into the US. Everything eventually melts into one, but when you throw a new lump of metal into the pot, it is still recognizable and distinct as its own lump for a while.

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