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    What are the differences between these words?

    What are the differences between these words?
    Minus
    Detract
    Deduct
    Take away from
    ?


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    Re: What are the differences between these words?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    What are the differences between these words?
    Minus
    Detract
    Deduct
    Take away from
    ?
    Yes...but "detract" means to "make less valuable" "devalue". e.g. "painting a nice piece of wood detracts from it's natural beauty. "Deduct" is more mathematical, e.g. to deduct a sum of money, or points, from a total.
    Moggy

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