[Vocabulary] Going to school was a traumatic experience.

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beachboy

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Going to school was a traumatic experience.

Can I also say that going to school was a traumatizing experience? Any difference?
 

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Yes ... no
 

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The shorter version is more common I think. Why bother to use a longer word when you can a short one?
 

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The shorter version is more common I think. Why bother to use a longer word when you can a short one?

Synonyms. We need synonyms. We use synonyms. We have to know whether certain words exist at least in order to correct people.
 
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