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    hazard, risk, danger

    The three words of hazard, risk, danger sound all similar, but as I found on the internet, the difference is like this. I need your further opinion.
    1. Hazard - specific, anything that can harm you physically, such as working up a ladder, electricity, chemicals, etc.
    2. Danger - generic and vague, a sign like "Danger! Bend curve ahead" on the road.
    3. risk - the chance of experiencing hazards.
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    Re: hazard, risk, danger

    Danger can be specific IMO.

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    Re: hazard, risk, danger

    This is being reopened at the request of a poster in 2017 who is interested in the contents.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: hazard, risk, danger

    Hello,

    I was trying to write a sentence about the Internet and kids, something like:


    "Parents should be very careful to protect their children from the (perils/risks/dangers/hazards) of the Internet".
    Can you help me understand what is the correct word and why, please?
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: hazard, risk, danger

    In the above, "dangers" is okay; I'm comfortable with "perils" but less likely to use "risks" or "hazards."

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