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    connotations

    what connotations are there for negligence?
    I'm confused between synonyms and connotations because I thought irresponsible would be a connotation but it is also a synonym of negligence. are they the same thing or not? please help

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    Re: connotations

    Welcome to the forum, summ.
    Quote Originally Posted by summ View Post
    What connotations are there for 'negligence'?

    I'm confused between 'synonyms' and 'connotations' because I thought 'irresponsible' would be a connotation but it is also a synonym of 'negligence'. Are they the same thing or not?
    ESL students expect native speakers to write in perfect English, so please make every effort get your grammar right.

    'Irresponsible' is an adjective and 'negligence' is a noun, so they cannot possibly be synonyms.

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    Re: connotations

    Hi summ, and welcome to the forum.
    Your IP address doesn't match with the information on your profile page. Would you care to clarify that please?

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    Re: connotations

    They're not synonyms. "Irresponsible" is an adjective. "Negligence" is a noun.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: connotations

    Agreed, Charlie. (See post #2)

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