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What is the difference between these two phrases? "get a sense of sth" and "get an idea of sth"
Aug 25, 2020 10:19 AM
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These phrases could be interpreted a few ways, but I would say that the difference is this: "To get an idea of something" is to get a basic understanding. You will not be an expert, but the topic will not be a total mystery to you. For example, "To get an idea of how basketball is played." "To get a sense of something" is more about getting a feeling about a situation. For example, "I am going to walk around the factory to get a sense of how the morale of the workers is." or "I visited the war zone, to get a sense of how people are coping." These two phrases sometimes overlap, or are sometimes used interchangeably, but that is my perspective on the difference.
August 25, 2020
When you say "get a sense of something" i think it means to get to understand something really good, while "get an idea" would mean to just understand the basic information on something
August 25, 2020
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