Yammy0111
What's the difference between "describe" and "explain"? How do native English speakers distinguish these two words?
Jul 2, 2015 8:19 AM
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Describe is more to do with saying what something looks like or appears. For example: someone can ask you to describe a picture for them or you can describe to someone an experience you've had. Explain is to give more detail about a situation, idea or method to make things clearer for them. For example you can explain how you got the answer to 345 x 40. I hope this helps.
July 2, 2015
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