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    #1

    Talking Question(2)

    I am always confused by the differences between the following words :event ,matter, incident ,affair.

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    #2

    Re: Question(2)

    There will be differences in interpretation, but:
    event- something that happens
    matter- something that needs to be dealt with
    incident- a problem or accident
    affair- a problem that has acquired a fixed name or a sexual relationship outside marriage

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