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    official, officer

    what is difference in meaning between 'official' and 'officer'?

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    Exclamation Re: official, officer

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyby View Post
    what is difference in meaning between 'official' and 'officer'?
    Official is adjective and used with matters(nouns) connected with office, as: official file, official letter, official work
    Officer is noun and a person who does official work having responssibility or of supervisory in nature.

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    Re: official, officer

    Official can also be used as a noun eg. government officials.

    –noun 1. a person appointed or elected to an office or charged with certain duties.

    That makes it more confusing. I think official is higher in ranking than officer.

    not a teacher.

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    Exclamation Re: official, officer

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Official can also be used as a noun eg. government officials.

    –noun 1. a person appointed or elected to an office or charged with certain duties.

    That makes it more confusing. I think official is higher in ranking than officer.

    not a teacher.
    You are right. Official can be used as noun and it denotes a peroson who works for Government or any other organisation, not necessarily mean only holding high positions. In that case you must use an adjective, high ranking official.
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    Re: official, officer

    Officer is also used for military personnel.

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