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Aimee
What are the differences between damage ,destroy and ruin? I don't know how to use them properly.i'll appreciate any suggestions you can give.thank u very much!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2012 6:32 AM
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To 'damage' is to partially cause harm or injury to a person or property, whereas to 'destroy' and to 'ruin' is to totally and completely spoil, demolish or devastate someone or something. Example: The looters damaged the shopfront with bricks and metal poles. The opposing army was totally destroyed in the battle. After the hurricane, the town was in ruins.
September 30, 2012
Damage and ruin can also be nouns. Destroy is only a verb.
September 30, 2012
Aimee
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English