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What is difference between this two words "Obtain and Earn" ? I asked from my teacher he aside they both give same meaning.

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    No they don't both mean the same thing. Obtain means to get (by any means). To earn means that you get something by working for it or are deserving of it in some other way. So, you earn money by working, or an actor wins an Oscar by putting in a very good performance. On the other hand, you can obtain a car simply by stealing it (you have done nothing to earn it).

    earn means you obtain by legal methods

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