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    Where and when would you use two similar words?

    What is the difference between minimum and minimal? Where and when would you use these words?
    Thank you.
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    Re: Where and when would you use two similar words?

    Welcome to the forum.

    Have you checked both in a dictionary? What differences did you find? Try using them in a couple of sentences and we will see how well you're doing with them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Where and when would you use two similar words?

    Sophie, please note that a better thread title would have been 'minimum and minimal', as these are the words you are asking about.

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    Re: Where and when would you use two similar words?

    Thank you and hello,
    According to my dictionary (a hard copy), minimum - smallest possible and minimal - very small, least possible.
    Still not sure?
    Can you recommend a good website to look at rather using a hard copy?
    Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: Where and when would you use two similar words?

    Click here, Sophie.

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    #6

    Re: Where and when would you use two similar words?

    I got it, thank you

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