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Is there any difference between these emphasis? What/where/how/why 1. IN THE WORLD 2. THE HELL 3. ON EARTH
Jul 12, 2019 12:25 PM
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'Why the hell' is stronger and more abrupt. I would not see it as swearing, but it expresses frustration, and in some contexts could be seen as quite rude.
July 12, 2019
There is. To my ear, "where in the world" is wondering, "where the hell" is angry (and "hell" is seen as swearing), and "where on earth" is a little bit exasperated.
July 12, 2019
I'm not sure but to me they sound a bit different.
July 12, 2019
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