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    obliged/obligate

    what is the different

    i am not obliged to help you
    i am not obligated to help you

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    Re: obliged/obligate

    Try here: obligated, obliged, obligate, oblige. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993

    To me, "I'm not obliged" means I'm not willing to accommodate your needs, whereas "I'm not obligated" means I'm not morally or socially bound to help you.
    Last edited by Casiopea; 25-Feb-2007 at 15:10.

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