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    Question my question

    I have some questions about several synonym words. In general, they have the same meaning but could you please show me the differences between them?
    1. pain, pang, ache
    2. remember, recall, recollect
    3.rough, rude, coarse
    By which features we can distingh these similar words (regard of both meaning and using)?
    I hope for your response soon and thank you very much!


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    Re: my question

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeltree View Post
    I have some questions about several synonym words. In general, they have the same meaning but could you please show me the differences between them?

    1. pain, pang, ache
    Pain = strong, intense and persistent feeling of discomfort
    Pang = = short, sharp feeling of discomfort
    Ache = Persistent feeling of discomfort, lacking the intensity of pain.

    2. remember, recall, recollect
    All much the same in meaning, and can be used interchangeably.

    3.rough, rude, coarse
    Can be used interchangeably, when referring to behaviour. They all indicate lack of refinement.

    As descriptions of surfaces:

    Rough = having an irregular surface
    Rude = unfinished [archaic and not much found in modern English]
    Coarse = large-grained and rough to the touch.

    By which features we can distingh these similar words (regard of both meaning and using)?
    I hope for your response soon and thank you very much!
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