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Hi,

Could you please check for me If I am correct for the meaning of these two words?


Identify - discovery or find out

Police tried to [ identify / determine ] who was a killer from these suspects. (Both words are correct however "identify" is more accurate meaning for it?)

Scientist tried to [ identify / determine ] the link between diet and cancer. (Same as above)

It was [ identified / determined ] that he had died of natural causes. (Same as above)


Determine - official decision or firm decision.

I am [ determined / resolved ] to finish my research. (Both words are correct however "determined" is more accurate meaning for it?)

A date for the meeting has not be [ determined / resolved ]. (Same as above)

The court [ determined / resolved ] that the defendant should pay the legal costs. (Same as above)

I made a [ determination / resolution ] to finish my research. (Same as above)

He is a [ determined / resolute leader ]. (Same as above)


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John Aki

Hi,

Could you please check for me if I am correct for about the meaning of these two words?


Identify - discover y or find out

Police tried to [ identify / determine ] who was the killer from these suspects. (Both words are correct Yes. however "identify" is more accurate meaning for it? No. Both are accurate.)

More naturally: Police tried to [ identify / determine ] which of the suspects was the killer.

Scientist tried to [ identify / determine ] the link between diet and cancer. (Same as above) OK. Both OK.

It was [ identified / determined ] that he had died of natural causes. (Same as above) You can't use 'identified' (with the 'ed') the same as 'determined'.


Determine - official decision or firm decision.

I am [ determined / resolved ] to finish my research. (Both words are correct Yes. however "determined" is more accurate meaning for it?) No. The meaning is about the same, but 'resolved' is more formal (high register).

A date for the meeting has not been [ determined / resolved ]. (Same as above)

The court [ determined / resolved ] that the defendant should pay the legal costs. (Same as above)

I made a [ determination / resolution ] to finish my research. (Same as above)

He is a [ determined / resolute leader ]. (Same as above) OK.

CJ

Comments  

Police tried to determine who... (identify is incorrect here)

Scientists tried to determine the link... (identify is incorrect here)

It was determined that he had died... (identified is incorrect here)


I am determined to finish my research. (resolved is not right here)

A date for the meeting has not been determined. (resolved is not right here)

The court determined that the defendant... (resolved is not right here)

I made a resolution to finish... (determination is not right here)

He is a determined leader. (resolute is not quite right here)



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