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Me again *hehe* ehm, you helped me a lot with the difference between some statistics and one statisic, so maybe that one is easy for you to answer, too =)
existing - existent. Both are listed as adjectives in my dictionary, but I know that I use them in different contexts. The question is, why?
Is there a major difference in usage concerning this pair of words? =)
Thank you in advance,
Last edited by banderas; 24-May-2008 at 14:27.
Thanks for your fast answer.
So if existing is put before a noun, why do you use "existent" in your example? "This carving is believed to be the only existent image of Saint Frideswide." . Existent serves as an adjective describing image here. I'M kinda confused right now ^^
ah, so maybe the latter is the real difference between the two. So in this example " Pleasing existing voters is important" means "present voters".