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    idfference between journal and diary

    hello,thanks in advance for view my question.
    how to exactly use both journal and diary in differnt situation?
    I am often confused by some similiar words,not sure which word is exactly to used in context,and would you kindly recommend a dictionary software or online which have feature to tell from similiar words?
    thanks

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    Re: idfference between journal and diary

    journal. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

    diary. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

    There's a fair amount of overlap; you'll see that one of the meanings given for diary is journal. In most cases, though, it's a question of substance - a 'journal' (in contexts that overlap with diary, that is, excluding usages like Wall Street Journal) is usually more substantial than a diary; in fact, one sort of diary is called a 'page-a-day diary', and a journal is normally more than that.

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    Re: idfference between journal and diary

    Hi,thank you Bobk.
    your explanation for Journal and diary is very clearly for me.
    thank you very much

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    Re: idfference between journal and diary

    You're welcome.

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