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    Smile made an appearance

    John made an appearance at the party.
    John appeared at the party.
    John showed up at the party.


    Are there any subtle differences among the above three sentences? Thanks.

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    Re: made an appearance

    Yes. The second one means that he showed up unexpectedly.

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    Re: made an appearance

    Thanks, Soup.
    Do you mean that the other two are synonymous?

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    Re: made an appearance

    Yes.

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