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    " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    Hi,
    Would anyone please tell me what the differences in meaning between these pairs of words is.

    1)a depressing film / a moving film

    2)a cheerful person / a lively person

    3)a romantic holiday / a relaxing holiday

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    Try looking up the words here. Come back here if you have problems with any of the definitions.

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    This looks like homework, which we don't help with.

    Let the dictionary be your first resort, not this forum.

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    Thanks,I know the definition of these words, but I still cannot get the differentiation between them.

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    Quote Originally Posted by Radman View Post
    Thanks,I know the definition of these words, but I still cannot get the differentiation between them.
    I find it hard to believe that you can't tell the difference between the definitions of "romantic" and "relaxing".

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    Quote Originally Posted by Radman View Post
    Thanks,I know the definition of these words, but I still cannot get the differentiation between them.
    Well try to explain your problem, because I can't see it. What parts of the dictionary definitions do you not understand?

    I have seen films that have been very moving. Some of them have been depressing, others uplifting.

    I know cheerful people who are not particularly lively, and lively people who have not been particularly cheerful.

    I have been on holidays with male and/or female friends that have been relaxing. Not, as it happens, being gay, I have been on holidays with female friends that have been both romantic and relaxing; I have never been on a romantic holiday with a male friend.

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    I find it hard to believe that you can't tell the difference between the definitions of "romantic" and "relaxing"
    Some of my romantic episodes have been far from relaxing.

    Sometimes I am very relieved to be old.

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    Thanks alot dear 5jj, your examples was useful.so sorry to take your time,because I thought there is some special differences between them and got it in a wrong way at first. I find out what my mistake was.
    Thanks.

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    Re: " The differences in meaning between the following pairs "

    Oops,Sorry for taking your time.(not to take...)

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