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    confirmation and verification


    Hello. How is underlined 'confirmation' different from verification?

    A few hours later his flight too would disappear from radar screens, taking him and the other 297 people on board the Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight to their deaths in eastern Ukraine.

    Although there has been no confirmation that Cor, from Volendam, nine miles (15 kilometres) north of Amsterdam, was on board, his photo of the aircraft on the tarmac is tagged "near Schipol airport" and appears to have been taken from the gate as passengers waited to board.
    http://news.yahoo.com/passenger-post...223807473.html

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    Re: confirmation and verification

    I could accept either.

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    Re: confirmation and verification

    I am not a teacher.

    They are very similar but I prefer 'confirmation'.

    Cor was either on board, or he wasn't. This fact can be confirmed by anyone who knows that he was on board, without checking anything.

    'Verification' implies having to go about establishing the facts.

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    Re: confirmation and verification

    I understand your point, but "verification" can involve witnesses.

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