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This tag is for questions about the difference in meaning between certain phrases or sentences.

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While describing a sovereign political entity, when is it appropriate to use the words country and state? To me, state sounds more official and academic, and country more informal, but this might com …
asked Jan 25 '13 by Danubian Sailor
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I can say I'm ill or I'm sick. But what is the difference between the usage of these terms? I've heard that one can use sick for longer-term and ill for shorter-term, but is that really correct? How are these terms different for native speakers? …
asked Jan 23 '13 by Danubian Sailor