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    Lightbulb District vs disturb ?

    I always confused when I am using distruct and disturb in my communication .any one help me understand ?

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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    The two words are not remotely connected. Are you sure you aren't confused between "district" and "suburb"?

    Note that in your title you used "district" but in your main post you used "distruct" (which is not an English word).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyab View Post
    distruct and disturb
    The OP may mean 'distract' and 'disturb', because 'distract/disturb someone' may be somewhat confusing.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    The OP might mean a lot of things. I plan to wait for the OP to answer my question directly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The OP may mean 'distract' and 'disturb', because 'distract/disturb someone' may be somewhat confusing.

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    Thank you for understanding I mean distract.

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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The OP might mean a lot of things. I plan to wait for the OP to answer my question directly.
    I mean the word distract thanks for correcting me.

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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    You can disturb someone without really distracting them. If I am doing nothing, I may not want other people to come is, which would disturb me, but as I am doing nothing, it wouldn't distract me. I would have to be doing something to be distracted IMO.

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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    You can disturb but not distract a sleeper because s/he is not doing anything.
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    Re: District vs disturb ?

    "Disturb" indicates that the interruption is annoying and unwanted. "Distract" indicates that the person's concentration was temporarily diverted, but not necessarily in an annoying way. Sometimes a distraction can be a pleasant one, however; for example, if you are hard at work studying and your friend interrupts you by saying "I've decided to start my diet today; will you please eat this ice cream sundae for me? I shouldn't have bought it in the first place...." This type of distraction might be considered a pleasant and welcome one!

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