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    Teacher, instructor, educator...

    Can these words be used interchangeably?

    If not, what's the different between each of them?

    Thank you

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    Re: Teacher, instructor, educator...

    NOT A TEACHER

    They are similar in meaning, but the best way to see if there is any difference, is to look them up and compare the example sentences.

    educator - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    teacher - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    instructor - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    There are instances where one might work better than the other. For example, I'd say that "driving instructor" is more natural than "driving teacher" or "driving educator". Context is required to decide which word works best.

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