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    1) What is the difference between splatter and patter?

    1) What is the difference between splatter and patter?
    2) Could you please check with my essay?
    or
    Could you please check my essay?
    3)Judge vs jury
    4) Zesty vs zestful
    5) Can we use lively character and lively personality? What are the differences between them?


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    Re: 1) What is the difference between splatter and patter?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) What is the difference between splatter and patter?
    2) Could you please check with my essay?
    or
    Could you please check my essay?
    3)Judge vs jury
    4) Zesty vs zestful
    5) Can we use lively character and lively personality? What are the differences between them?
    #1 splatter = if you drop paint from a height it will splatter all over - http://www.logosoftwear.com/embroide...ter.SL-908.gif
    patter = light intermittent noise, like "the patter of little feet", "the patter of raindrops on the leaves".

    #2 Could you please check my essay

    #3 - you really should have looked these up in a dictionary first!

    #4 zestful/zesty are interchangeable.

    #5 https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...vs-nature.html

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    Re: 1) What is the difference between splatter and patter?

    Incidentally, on the subject of Q1, I produced a diagram a couple of years ago when I was thinking about words with double consonants. Not all of these words do, but many of them have something to do with shallowness, triviality, repetitiveness, or all three.

    I attach a sort of Wenn diagram, showing which words share which attributes. I must remember to add 'splatter'!

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