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    #1

    applaud & clap

    applaud = clap?


    we applaud to welcome somebody = we clap to welcome somebody?

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    #2

    Re: applaud & clap

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    Does applaud = clap?

    Does "We applaud to welcome somebody" = "We clap to welcome somebody"?
    "To applaud" is a more sustained type of clapping. If you only clap once or twice, you haven't really applauded. Generally, we refer to "a round of applause".

    Without context, it's not possible to say whether your two sentences are interchangeable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: applaud & clap

    Not a teacher!

    One thing is certain, nobody will do the first if you suffer from the second.

    TomUK

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