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What is the difference between "a twig" and "a branch"? I've found these two words: "a twig" and "a branch", and I feel like they are complete synonymous. But maybe there is some difference, say "a twig" belongs to some specific kind of tree and "a branch" is just a general word? Thanks in advance))
Nov 25, 2014 7:46 AM
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A twig is usually used to describe a very SMALL stick. A branch is general. A stick of any size that came from a tree. The key difference is: branch = general, twig = really small
November 25, 2014
There is a song in the U.S. that is popular at summer camps and other places--one of those songs that builds up a line at a time and is sort of a memory game for the people singing it. Oh, the tree's in the hole And the hole in the ground And the green grass grew all around, all around And the green grass grew all around. Each verse adds a detail: Now on this tree There was a limb The prettiest little limb that you ever did see, Oh, the limb's on the tree and the tree's in the hole And the hole's in the ground And the green grass grew all around, all around And the green grass grew all around. The final verse goes Oh, the flea's on the feather, And the feather's on the bird, And the bird's in the nest, And the nest's on the leaf, And the leaf's on the twig, And the twig's on the branch, <----- And the branch is on the limb, And the limb's on the tree, and the tree's in the hole And the hole's in the ground And the green grass grew all around, all around And the green grass grew all around. Here's a version by the late great folksinger Pete Seeger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r27LxvbVAB0 He gets to "the twig's on the branch" at about 1:02
November 25, 2014
A branch usually comes straight from the truck and is of significant size. If you draw a linguistic tree-diagram of a sentence, each node has branches, but none really qualifies as twigs - yet a 'twig' could be an insignificant segment.
January 12, 2015
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