LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||18/NOV/2003 11:33 PM|
|Assunto:||Re: DiferenÃ§a entre....|
Answer : this verb conveys the fact of a logical or practical satisfying of a question, demand, call or need;
Respond: may suggest a ready, willing, or spontaneous answering to a question, charge or argument;
Reply: implies making a return that covers the same ground as a question, charge, or argument) and may focus attention on the quality of the return.
source : The Merrian-Webster Pocket Dictionary of Synonyms, Pocket Books, New York.
On top of all, those three verbs share the same meaning , which is &"to say or do or write something in return&". As you can see, the difference between them relates to the IDEA/meaning each one focuses on , and what shade of meaning you want to stress.
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