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    represent a problem / present a problem

    is it the same to say either of them? this is the whole question.
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    Re: represent a problem / present a problem

    Write Do both phrases mean the same thing? That's my whole question.

    Remember to capitalize the first letter of every sentence.
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    Re: represent a problem / present a problem

    I don't understand what the meaning represent has here:

    HE represents the problem

    In my opinion, present nice fits here in the meaning that he is showing or describing something in front of her colleagues or something. Correct me If I didn't get the meaning in your example. I can't recall that represent has, at least, a similar meaning.

    I'm getting closer to the full understanding, but now I just want to know what you meant.
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    Re: represent a problem / present a problem

    He presents the problem = he describes and explains the problem to someone.
    He represents the problem = he is an example of the problem we're discussing.

    The second is possible but not very likely.
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