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    usage of synonym

    Dear all

    Shall appreciate it if some expert would help me with the correct usage of the following words:

    -- to revise
    -- to amend
    -- to alter
    -- to modify
    -- to rectify


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    Re: usage of synonym

    Welcome to the forums.
    Quote Originally Posted by jmclin View Post
    Dear all

    Shall appreciate it if some expert would help me with the correct usage of the following words:

    -- to revise
    -- to amend
    -- to alter
    -- to modify
    -- to rectify
    revise - completely change something as a result of new information: I revised my opinion after hearing the arguments

    amend - correct something: I amended the misspellings in my sentence.

    alter - change something's nature: I altered the dress so that it looked like a designer garment.

    modify - partially change something: I modified my opinion after hearing the arguments, but still hold by my basic belief that children can learn to read easily.

    rectify - put something right: I rectified the situation between John and me by agreeing to go to the ballgame.

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    Hi, Anglika

    Many thanks for your reply with useful sentences.

    jmclin

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    Re: usage of synonym

    Dear Anglika,

    Need your further advice on the use of the following words:
    -- to revise
    -- to amend
    -- to alter
    -- to modify
    -- to rectify


    Some of these words are restricted in use to certain specific context. For example:
    ======

    1) in the import/export business: The exporter asked an importer to arrange to "amend" their "L/C (letter of credit)".

    1-1) It seems that "revise", while commonly used in "revising" textbook or documents, is rarely used in "revising" an L/C.

    2) Another example: She decided to have the newly purchased jeans altered.

    2-1) It seems that the other four words are never used in this context.
    ======

    Please would you give me further advice on the specific use of the five words in question?

    Thank you in advance.
    James

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