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    #1

    Red face unlearned, uneducated

    1. He's unlearned.
    2. He's uneducated.

    What are the differences in implication between the above sentences?

    Thanks

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    Re: unlearned, uneducated

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    The latter suggests a formal education; the former need not include one.
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    Red face Re: unlearned, uneducated

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    The latter suggests a formal education; the former need not include one.
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    I am sorry I don't catch what you mean, Mister Micawber.

    Ju

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    Re: unlearned, uneducated

    Let me guess,

    Unlearned means that one hasn't been trained to do a specific job.

    While uneducated means that someone hasn't been to school.
    Last edited by Miner49'er; 14-Dec-2006 at 13:46.

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    #5

    Re: unlearned, uneducated

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    Well, that's not what I meant, Miner, although that is one of the definitions of unlearned. What part do you not understand, Ju?
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    Red face Re: unlearned, uneducated

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    Well, that's not what I meant, Miner, although that is one of the definitions of unlearned. What part do you not understand, Ju?
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    Mister Micawber,

    Do you mean:

    uneducated means someone hasn't gone through a formal education,
    then, how about unlearned ?


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    Re: unlearned, uneducated

    I guess 'unlearned' means something which is not learned. Someone who is educated can be 'unlearned' as well. So 'uneducated' has nothing to do with 'unlearned'. Am I correct Mister Micawber?


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    #8

    Re: unlearned, uneducated

    Im also confused... what you want to say . please differentiate between two ...


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    Re: unlearned, uneducated

    Quote Originally Posted by wanttolearn View Post
    Im also confused... what you want to say . please differentiate between two ...
    Whatever I feel about the difference in meaning between these two words I am trying to clarify with few examples:

    I am a physicist but I am unlearned in copy editing.

    Here, I am educated in physics, i.e., I have achieved knowledge in a specific area through proper academic training, but I am unlearned in copy editing because I didn't learn that technique through any proper training.

    Few more examples:

    Wrong: I am a physicist but I am uneducated in chemistry.

    Correct: I am a physicist but I am unlearned in chemistry.

    Wrong: I am unlearned but educated in car repairing.

    Correct: I am uneducated but expert in car repairing.

    Wrong: I am uneducated and uneducated in painting.

    Correct: I am uneducated and unlearned in painting.

    I feel the word 'uneducated' means who didn't have any 'academic qualification' and 'unlearned' means who doesn't have knowledge or training of one specific technique.

    Dear teachers please pass your comments if you feel I am incorrect.


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    Re: unlearned, uneducated

    thanks subabrata for nice clarification

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