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stkroot
About 'paralysis' and 'stroke', Which one will you say in oral communication? 'paralysis' and 'stroke', they both mean a illness. I guess 'paralysis' is used in writing, and 'stroke' is used in speaking as usuall, right?
Jan 28, 2012 11:56 AM
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Paralysis and stroke are two very different things. You can look these things up and answer your own question very easily. A stroke is what happens when a blood vessel bursts or is clogged etc. in your brain. It can cause vision or hearing loss, speech problems or partial paralysis and eventually even full paralysis. It has nothing to do with written or spoken English
January 28, 2012
No, the words describe different conditions and would be used in speaking or writing, as appropriate.
January 28, 2012
Nope. Paralysis is a general term and doesn't indicate the cause, whereas a stroke is a specific medical emergency (which may result in paralysis). It's not a spoken vs written issue.
January 28, 2012
stkroot
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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