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    #1

    Smile behavior/action/act

    Breaking copyright laws is seen not so much an illegal behavior/action/act as an avenue for consumers to save money and for music pirates to make enormous profits.

    Which should I use here? Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: behavior/action/act

    I would use action or act.

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    #3

    Smile Re: behavior/action/act

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I would use action or act.
    The original sentence uses act, and I wonder if there are any differences between action and act. Sometimes, test questions will ask students here to distinguish between the two words, and this give us a headache time.


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    #4

    Re: behavior/action/act

    Act usually means a single deed, as in "an illegal act," and action means a process involving more than one act, as in "this calls for immediate action."

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