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Could you please explain the differences between "unexplained" and "inexplicable"
According to Cambridge Dictionary Online:
unexplained: describes events, behaviour, etc. for which people do not know or understand the reason,e.g.
an unexplained death/noise
He was shot dead earlier this year in unexplained circumstances.
inexplicable: unable to be explained or understood
Could you please kindly explain if I can replace "unexplained" in the above sentences with "inexplicable"? If I can't could you please explain why?
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Thank you in advance.
1. unexplained (note, the prefix un- means opposite of). That X is unexplained means that there is a plausible explanation for X but not at present.
2. inexplicable (note, the prefix in- means lack of, none). That X is inexplicable means that X cannot be explained as in understood, ever.