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    is there any difference between broad wide ?

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    Re: i have question

    Quote Originally Posted by mh6000 View Post
    is there any difference between broad wide ?
    Broad and wide are relative synonyms, but there are some contexts in which you can use only one of them:

    You can say to be wide awake but not to be broad awake
    a wide boulevard
    wide-opened eyes / wide eyes

    Wide, broad refer to dimensions.
    They are often interchangeable, but wide especially applies to things of which the length is much greater than the width: a wide road, piece of ribbon.
    Broad is more emphatic, and applies to things of considerable or great width, breadth, or extent, esp. to surfaces extending laterally: a broad valley.

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