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    mind/matter/care

    Hi! I'm Anna Lisa. I'm learning English (B2) and I had to do an English exam in the university.
    I'm studying, but I don't understand what is the difference among mind, matter and care. I don't never understand this difference and I'm fed up with it. Can you say to me the difference, please? (Do you also say to me if I have done some mistakes?)
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    Anna Lisa

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    Re: mind/matter/care

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Lisa View Post
    Hi! I'm Anna Lisa. I'm learning English (B2) and I had to do an English exam in the university.
    I'm studying, but I don't understand what is the difference amongthe differences are between mind, matter and care. I don't never understand this have never understood the difference and I'm fed up with it. Can you say to me tell me the difference, please? (Do you also say to me if I have done some mistakes?)
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    Anna Lisa
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    Benvenuta, Anna Lisa.

    All three words are nouns and verbs. I assume you are having a problem differentiating between the verbs, since the nouns are not likely to be confused.

    'To mind' and 'to care' both mean to be concerned or interested in something, and there is considerable overlap, but they are rarely interchangeable. There are a lot of nuances to get used to.

    I care about my family. I don't care for blancmange.

    Would you care for a cup of tea? I don't mind if I do.

    I care about appearances. I don't mind looking ridiculous/I don't care if I look ridiculous.

    'To matter' is not used in the same way. 'Something matters' means something is important/significant. If it's important to you, you probably care about it.

    If you say 'I mind' or 'I care' you are expressing your thoughts about something. If you say 'I matter' you're talking about yourself.

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    Re: mind/matter/care

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Lisa View Post
    (Do you also say to me if I have done some mistakes?)
    Please also tell me if I have made any mistakes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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