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Autor:  helcio
E-mail:  helcio99@hotmail.com
Data:  18/NOV/2003 11:33 PM
Assunto:  Re: Diferença entre....
Mensagem:  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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Diferença entre....  –  Deb  17/NOV/2003, 6:37 PM
Re: Diferença entre....  –  André Oliveira  18/NOV/2003, 9:44 AM
 Re: Diferença entre....  –  helcio  18/NOV/2003, 11:33 PM

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