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    VS Fritz 12/23/2020 (Wed) 08:16:07 No. 460
    The difference between ... and ... ... vs ...
    look OR see OR watch? Look, see and watch are verbs that we use to talk about our sense of sight - using our eyes. But they have important differences in meaning. look (at) When we look, we try to see. We make a special effort. We concentrate our eyes on something. Look! It's snowing! Look at this photo! Isn't it beautiful? I'm looking but I don't see it. When we use look with an object, we say look + at + object, for example: John looked at Mary. see We use see to mean simply that an image comes into our eyes. It may not be deliberate. As soon as we open our eyes, we see things. I can see a cloud in the sky. I suddenly saw a bird fly in front of me. Didn't you see Ram? He was waving at you. watch With the verb watch, we are much more active. Watch is like look, but requires more effort from us. We watch things that are going to move or change in some way. And we watch the movements and changes. The police decided to watch the suspected murderer rather than arrest him immediately. They hoped he would lead them to the body. I like watching motor racing on TV. If you watch that egg for long enough you'll see it hatch. watch or see for movies, concerts, TV etc? In general, we use see for public performances and watch for television at home. We're going to see George Clooney's latest movie at the cinema tonight. We saw the All Blacks beat Wales in Cardiff last year. Did you ever see Michael Jackson live on stage? Have you seen that Gaddafi video on YouTube? Last night we stayed home and watched some films on TV. When I'm bored I play a few DVDs and watch them on my computer.
    ‘Live’ bait is used to hunt lions. He is a live wire in the field. The match is being telecasted live.
    Paramedics use alive to say that someone is not dead
    • Definitions of Alive and Living: • Living is just passing the days as a being breathing, eating, sleeping, etc. • Being alive is living at a higher level of consciousness and taking note of our surroundings. • Other Meanings: • Sometimes, living means a person has achieved his or her dreams. • Sometimes alive just refers to a person being not dead such as in an accident.
    When people say that they've never felt so alive, they mean that the feelings they are experiencing are extremely strong (and it may be the strongest feeling they've ever had, but people tend to exaggerate). The feelings are usually some kind of thrill.
    "alive" is the exact opposite of "dead." If you saw someone horribly injured to the point where you assumed they had died, but saw a doctor over the prone body checking for life signs, you might ask, "Is he/she still alive?" meaning, are the body parts still functioning? "living" is principally used to denote the state of progressively residing or being somehwere, perhaps temporarily....."I'm living in Greece right now." which implies that you normally live elsewhere. "I live in New York (my permanent residence) but right now I'm living here in Greece." "alive" is also used somtimes to denote a feeling of exhilration, as though the human body parts are speeding up: "When Spring comes, I feel most truly alive." Sometimes the usages can overlap a bit, but that is the major difference. If you want to avoid saying something like, "Is your father dead?" You could say "Is your father still living? rather than even "Is your father still alive? alive equals not dead living equals being somewhere in some ongoing progress state.
    Most people already got it right. Just wanted to back it up with some reference. injure [T ] to harm yourself or sb else physically, especially in an accident He injured his knee playing hockey. Three people were killed and five injured in the crash. She injured herself during training. wound [T, often passive] (rather formal) to injure part of the body, especially by making a hole in the skin using a weapon He was wounded in the arm. About 50 people were seriously wounded in the attack. Wound is often used to talk about people being hurt in war or in other attacks which affect a lot of people. Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus © Oxford University Press, 2008.
    This has totally been a sore spot for me. As a reporter, I was taught that a wound is an intentional assault on a person, for example, a gunshot, a terrorist attack, a knife attack. An injury on the other hand is unintentional. A car accident or a fall might qualify. If a gunman opens fire in a bar, then the people who were hit were wounded, not injured. If they fell in trying to escape, but not hit by gunfire, they were injured. That's my thought on the subject.
    As already noted, a wound is a particular type of injury, and it can be used in general parlance for that, not just for military situations (e.g. "wounded in a car crash" if we're talking about bloody gashes and the like). "Wounded" is sometimes preferred in a military context, as previously noted. Another case where it seems to be more common is when talking about violent crime, e.g. "the shooter killed three people and wounded eight". It's not incorrect to use "injured", so if you're not sure, choose that one.
    I guess the reporter talks about some military spokespeople. And in that context, well, "wounded" has a clear connotation of warfare, while "injured" sounds more civilian. "Five people were injured in the crash of the helicopter" sounds "nicer" than "Five people were wounded [...]". It's all about the spin, baby...


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