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    "Don't worry"

    Accoridng to my English text book, it is better for us to use "Don't worry
    about it."
    instead of "Don't worry." But no reason is written.
    Is there any difference? and If yes, what difference does it have?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: "Don't worry"

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    No difference, and neither is better.
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    Re: "Don't worry"

    I'd like to know the context. My speculation on this point.

    "Don't worry about it" is usually used as a response to an apology where the speaker wants to put the person apologizing at ease that whatever triggered the apology is unimportant.

    eg. 1) I'm sorry I spilled some water on your carpet.
    2) Don't worry about it. No harm done. I'll just sponge it dry with a towel.


    "Don't worry" refers to events that may not be related to the speaker but also seeks to reassure the other person.

    eg. 1) My cat is sick.
    2) Don't worry. I know a good veternarian. Let's call and make an appointment to have her see your cat.

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    #4

    Re: "Don't worry"

    Mister Micawber,I would like to ask you what did you mean by "neither is better"?Did you mean to say they should not be used?

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    #5

    Re: "Don't worry"

    You can use both.


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    Talking Re: "Don't worry"

    Learnt a new sentence: Neither is better!!

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    #7

    Re: "Don't worry"

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You can use both.
    Oh thanks <happy>


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    Re: "Don't worry"

    Thank you! By the way, "Neither is better" is quite interesting.
    Can we put the following sentences in ( ) ?
    #1. Neither is better.
    #2. Neither.
    #3. Neither is better than the other.

    A: Which is better music? Rap or Country.
    B: ( )

    And can I understand that every sentence means " It is hard to say which of the two is better." ?

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    #9

    Re: "Don't worry"

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    #1,2,3 are all fine in the blank, but they mean that they are equally good; that may be easy or difficult to say, but it is irrelevant.
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    Re: "Don't worry"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
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    #1,2,3 are all fine in the blank, but they mean that they are equally good; that may be easy or difficult to say, but it is irrelevant.
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    Mister Micawber
    Thank you very much!

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