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I am from Saudi Arabia,

I want to know the specific different between these words:

easy/ simple

sufficient/ enough

later/ later on

carry on/ keep on

get back/ come back

fix/repair

help/ help out

what's up/ what's going on/ what's on

reinforce/ support

dobious/ doubtful

to be continued !
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Is this your homework?

:-P
No

I have a bacholer of Arts degree in English and I work as translator in a big company

everyday I meet Amaricans but no time to ask such questions

I read, for example, " thank you for helping me out" and "help me"

here why we put "out" or in "later" and "later on"

why "ON" at all

also get back and come back, or I will be back !!!!!!!!!!!

or sometimes I hear someone says " don't panic" or "don't worry" what is the difference?

"plenty of time" and 'enough time" I am really confused!

is there a book explains such matter?
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this is the first post

I am from Saudi Arabia,

I want to know the specific different between these words:

easy/ simple
Easy is the opposite of difficult.
Simple is the opposite of complicated.
A simple task may consist of 2 or 3 steps, but it could still be difficult to do for a 3-year-old child.


sufficient/ enough
Enough is a general term meaning an amount which is more than you need or want. I am full now; I've had enough to eat. Sufficient means having enough of something to be self-reliant. America has enough domestic oil wells to be self-sufficient.

later/ later on
They mean the same. Sometimes you feel like saying 'later' and another time 'later on.'

carry on/ keep on
Keep on means to keep going or to continue to do what you are doing. Carry on suggest persevering for a longer period of time. These two are very similar and can be used interchangeably.

get back/ come back
You can tell someone to 'get back here' or 'come back here.' Mean the same.

fix/repair
They mean the same. But 'fix' is a more general term which has many other meanings.

OK...time to get back to work for me!!!! (Here you can't say time to 'come back' to work).
Someone else finish!


help/ help out

what's up/ what's going on/ what's on

reinforce/ support

dobious/ doubtful

to be continued !
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Thank you Emotion: smile
شكرا جزيلاً

It means Thank you so much in Arabic
Abu Alithis is the first post

I am from Saudi Arabia,

I want to know the specific different between these words:

easy/ simple

sufficient/ enough

later/ later on

carry on/ keep on

get back/ come back

fix/repair

OK, I am back Abu. It's the first time anyone thanked me Arabic...so I will finish this list. Emotion: smile

help/ help out
Again these two mean the same...I think in a shorter sentence, it sounds better to say 'help out.' In a longer sentence 'help.'
Yes, I want to help out.
Yes, I want to help the poor people.


what's up/ what's going on/ what's on
What's up means what's the latest happening thing.
What's going on also means pretty much the same.
What's on doesn't make sense and should not be used.


reinforce/ support
You provide support to make something weak into being strong.
You provide reinforcement to make something that's already strong into being even stronger.


dubious/ doubtful
From Cambridge: If you are doubtful about something, you are uncertain about it:
The teacher is doubtful about having parents working as classroom assistants.
Dubious is used to indicate that something is not completely true and should not be trusted:
These claims are dubious and not scientifically proven.
'Dubious' has connotations of some shady and illegal activities associated with it.


to be continued !
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