question The sad news spoiled our weekend. = The sad news ruined our weekend. ? If not, what's the difference between them?
Sep 13, 2018 11:59 PM
Answers · 4
These are very similar. However, I would use them differently. 'spoil' is a gentler and less-accusatory word than 'ruin'. If it was a mishap, I would say that it spoiled the weekend. If it was due to a wrongdoing, I would say that it ruined the weekend.
September 14, 2018
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