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    learning/studying

    Hi

    1. I've been studying throughout the night.
    2. I've been learning throughout the night.

    Any difference in meaning between these two?


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    Re: learning/studying

    1. I've been studying throughout the night.
    2. I've been learning throughout the night.

    Number 1 is correct.

    to study: to work to learn by practicing, reading, and listening: She studied for the math test.||He studies African history. (Newbury Dictionary)

    to learn: to gain knowledge of, to gain skill in: He is learning how to use a computer. to become informed about, find out: They learned about the accident from a friend.

    Learning is what happens after you study. Studying leads to learning. You absorb the information and begin to understand it.

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    He is studying medicine/philosophy/music at the University of California.


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    Re: learning/studying

    Quote Originally Posted by vivemafille View Post
    1. I've been studying throughout the night.
    2. I've been learning throughout the night.

    Number 1 is correct.

    to study: to work to learn by practicing, reading, and listening: She studied for the math test.||He studies African history. (Newbury Dictionary)

    to learn: to gain knowledge of, to gain skill in: He is learning how to use a computer. to become informed about, find out: They learned about the accident from a friend.

    Learning is what happens after you study. Studying leads to learning. You absorb the information and begin to understand it.

    But:
    He is studying medicine/philosophy/music at the University of California.
    Hi
    For me studying sounds more like revising, that is repeating something to remember it better. This is how I understand it. While learning, associates me with gaining new knowledge.


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    Re: learning/studying

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    1. I've been studying throughout the night.
    2. I've been learning throughout the night.

    Any difference in meaning between these two?
    The reason why 'learn' sounds odd in this context is because it is used as an intransitive verb. 'Learn' normally needs an object to complete the meaning.
    e.g. I've been learning this poem throughout the night.
    'Learn' can be used without an object but in a somewhat different meaning.
    e.g. - I don't like the way he behaves. - Never mind. He is young, he will learn.

    'Study' can be used both as a transitive and an intransitive verb.
    He is studying hard.
    He is studying English hard.

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