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    Smile the differece..?

    sorry..can you can you explain the difference betwen resist and insist pls..?
    thanks in advance..


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    Re: the differece..?

    Resist: verb
    1 [I or T] to fight against something or someone that is attacking you:
    The army resisted the enemy's charge.
    2 [T] to refuse to accept or be changed by something:
    I will resist his unfair instruction.
    3 [T] to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do:
    I will resist the temptation to eat that chocolate

    Assist: verb help (someone). noun chiefly N. Amer. an act of helping.

    I will assist the policeman who is arresting the man that is resisting him.




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    Re: the differece..?

    Resist- means to not do something/have the will power to not do something...eg. she wanted a chocolate bar but she resisted. Also sometimes people say..."I just couldn't resist" this means they didn't have the will power to not do it, therefore did.

    Insist- means that when somebody wants something they keep on and do not take no for an answer...eg. "I insist that you come to dinner with me"

    hope this answers you question


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    Re: the differece..?

    Shows how important it is to read everything carefully

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    Smile Re: the differece..?

    those are quite helpful for my question ..
    thanks..

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