Vocabulary in English

10 English words you thought had the same meaning

10 English words you thought had the same meaning

One of my university professors once told me that it’s impossible to have two words in English with EXACTLY the same meaning. When that happens, one of the words dies out.

Recently, some readers have been sending me lots of “what's the difference between these words” questions. Some of the differences are very small, but as my professor told me, there’s always a difference.

Today I’d like to look at some of the more useful words with similar meanings and how they’re different.

Do you know the difference between these words and phrases?

  • “fix, “repair” and “mend”
  • “aim for” and “aim at”
  • “destiny” and “fate”
  • “problem,” “issue” and “trouble”

 
After reading this post, you’ll be able to use these words and phrases perfectly.

OK. Let’s start with “fix,” “repair” and “mend.” Click Next → to find out the differences.

 

 

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