Choosing the best or most appropriate word is important. As your vocabulary grows
and strengthens so your choice of words will extend and you will be better able to
describe things more exactly and appropriately.
To compare is to show how two things are similar. To contrast is to show how two things are different – compare and contrast similarities and differences.
Instead of always using the same word and repeating it many times in your writing, it
is a good idea to learn some extra words with similar or closely similar meaning.
What is the difference between “argue”, “debate” and “discuss”?
“argue”, “debate” and “discuss”有何异同呢？
Look at the passage below and think about the difference in meaning of these words.
The group meeting began with a general discussion of the issue but soon developed into a more formal debate as the different participants took particular sides for and against the topic. As feelings became quite heated, the various members of the group began to argue with each other. Finally the group leader called for order.
It is important to increase your vocabulary so you will be able to express what you are trying to say more accurately and appropriately.
At the very least, the court should make itself__1__ to the code of conduct that __2__to the rest of the federal judiciary.