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    #1

    Smile adjust/adapt ot the country life

    It's not easy for Bruce to adjust/adapt to the country life. He's such a city person.


    Hi,
    Do both adjust and adapt fit in the above and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Re: adjust/adapt ot the country life

    It's not easy for Bruce to adjust/adapt to the country life. He's such a city person.

    No, and the second sentence is your clue to what word to use.

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    Smile Re: adjust/adapt ot the country life

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    It's not easy for Bruce to adjust/adapt to the country life. He's such a city person.

    No, and the second sentence is your clue to what word to use.
    Thanks, Susie.
    But I think both fit but there are different meanings. So I really don't know which one fits better to you.


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    Re: adjust/adapt ot the country life

    I would agree that both could be used and feel they are pretty close in meaning within this context.

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    Re: adjust/adapt ot the country life

    I think that adjust means taking steps to make a change; adapt means to accept.

    The fact that he is such a city person and is now having problems living in the country says to me that he is adjusting to another style of living.


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    Re: adjust/adapt ot the country life

    I have not met Adapt as solely meaning accept. To me it means to change something to suit different conditions or a different purpose, or be changed in this way; to become, or make somebody or something become used to a new environment or different conditions; to become familiar with a new situation.

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