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Hi there,

Could you please tell me are these three words interchangeable? if they are not then how do you differentiate them? any patterns?


He appraised the ring $500.

The ring was appraised $500.

The appraisal of the ring was $ 500.


He valued the ring $500.

The ring was valued $500.

The valuation of the ring was $500.


He evaluated the ring $500.

The ring was evaluated $500.

The evaluation of the ring was $500.


Cheers

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John Aki

He appraised the ring at $500.

The ring was appraised at $500.

The appraisal of the ring was $500.

John Aki

He valued the ring at $500.

The ring was valued at $500.

The valuation of the ring was $500.

'appraise' and 'value' have the same general meaning.

However, 'appraise' is more appropriate for official estimates of expensive things. 'value' is a more general word, not just for official estimates. You value anything you are thankful for. (e.g., I value my friendsEmotion: nodding but notI appraise my friendsEmotion: shake.)

John Aki

He evaluated the ring at $500.

The ring was evaluated at $500.

The evaluation of the ring was $500.

'evaluate' is probably used more when assessing a student's skills or a patient's health.


Here are some examples of how the noun forms of those words are used:

do an appraisal
ask for an appraisal
require an appraisal

to justify a valuation
a company with a high valuation
had a minimum valuation of $70 million

a teacher's evaluation
taken to a hospital for evaluation
an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation

CJ

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John AkiHe appraised the ring $500.
The ring was appraised $500.
He valued the ring $500.
The ring was valued $500.
He evaluated the ring $500.
The ring was evaluated $500.

These are all incorrect as written. To express this idea, say:

The ring was valued at $500.
He valued the ring at $500.

The usual verb to use in this pattern is "value". I suppose it is not impossible to use the verb "appraise" too. The verb "evaluate" hardly seems to work.

John AkiThe valuation of the ring was $500.

This is OK.

"appraisal" and "evaluation" don't work well in this pattern, in my opinion.

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Thanks Mr CJ,

For this great pattern, I have been looking through all the dictionaries. None of them mentioned this idea. We wouldn't not figure them out without this structure, in my opinion they (dictionaries) should all adopt and add your pattern in.


'Appraise' is more for expensive things.

'Value' is more general words. (I value you as the best English teacher in the world).

'Evaluate' is more when assessing skills or health. (I evaluated his mental health is reasonable good as a doctor).


John Aki

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