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JohnnyLin1984
How are the words "process"and "procedure" different ? For example , 1. If we followed the procedure, we would not be in the such as trouble. 2. If we followed the process, we would not be in the such as trouble. Are these two sentences correctly ? or do these two sentences have the same meaning ? Thanks for helping.
Jun 13, 2015 7:31 AM
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* If we had followed the procedure, we wouldn't be in such trouble. * If we had followed the process, we wouldn't be in such trouble. (Grammatically correct but sounds weird because you follow a procedure, not a process.) A procedure is a series of small tasks you perform to complete something. In other words, the exact list of instructions that you have to perform. A process is an outline of how to complete something. * Are these two sentences correct? --or-- Are these two sentences written correctly? --or-- Are these two sentences written correct? (Informal American English which drops -ly often.)
June 13, 2015
Procedure is the way of doing things and process is the things happening. I think it's the first one procedure. Think of procedure as road and process as traffic. I hope it helps.
June 13, 2015
JohnnyLin1984
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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