What's the difference between shift and change?
Can we use them instead of each other?

climate change= climate shift
change in his philosophy= shift in his philosophy
change in= shift in

Often, no difference is intended. But broadly speaking, here's how I see the difference.

change can be small, gradual. Or big, sudden.

shift suggests more 'from one position or state to another'

A dictionary will give you details, as these words can be used in a variety of ways.

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Is it possible to use "shift" with time-related concepts ? Eg: shift an appointment to a different day, shift the exam date to ....


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