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confused words
by Sher Khan - Sunday, 17 October 2010, 03:03 AM
  HI all,
can anyone plz tell me what is the difference between MISTRUST and DISTRUST.
hi,,
by rohit nayak - Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 11:46 AM
 

mistrust means a person doesnot trust us or doesnot have confidence.

distrust means a person is doubtful or is skeptical ...

the old man has a distrust in new technology

everyone has developed mistrust after he was found guilty of treason

 

Re: hi,,
by Sher Khan - Saturday, 30 October 2010, 10:55 PM
  thanks Rohit.

can u tell me how to use the following words -

1. toward and towards

2. happen and occur.
Re: hi,,
by achi vit - Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 04:03 PM
 

1. toward and towards

It probably depends on the context, how it sounds with the words around it. However, the American Heritage Dictionary of English Usage claims that “toward” is used more often in American English, while “towards” is used more often in British English

2. happen and occur.

Both words mean 'to take place', and can refer to things planned or unplanned. 'Occur' is more formal, but both are used widely and frequently.

'Happen' can also mean the result of an action:
"I don't know what will happen next."
and would be used more frequently than 'occur' in this context.

'Occur' can also refer to more abstract phenomena, and again, would be more frequently used in such cases:
"Allergies seem to occur less frequently in families with pets."

If something 'happens to' you, then it happens by accident (you just 'happened to be there').

If something 'occurs to' you, though, it means that an idea comes into your head:
"The main doors were locked, but it occurred to me to try the side entrance - and happily that was still open."

Re: hi,,
by nw its ma turn to tame d cat .. - Monday, 13 June 2011, 01:37 AM
  hey guys..is dere any difference between use of among and amongst??
Re: hi,,
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 03:31 PM
  hi,
there is no difference between among and amongst.
'amongst' has become obsolete and is not used these days.