Chris Tong
what the difference between vital, essential, critical, crucial, imperative? All of these describe something are important and urgent, so how could I use these words in different situations?
Dec 6, 2014 4:54 AM
Answers · 1
They all mean the same thing and could be used interchangeably in most situations. It is vital/critical/imperative/crucial/critical/essential that we talk today. But I don't think imperative works as well as an adjective. For example, He just had a vital meeting with his bank. He just had an imperative meeting with his bank. - this sound wrong to me.
December 6, 2014
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Chris Tong
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English