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Acts vs. deeds #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:20 am   Acts vs. deeds
 

Test No. incompl/inter-3 "If you tend to forget", question 5

The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many ......... of kindness that she showed us in her long life.

(a) deeds
(b) acts
(c) actions
(d) feats

Test No. incompl/inter-3 "If you tend to forget", answer 5

The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many acts of kindness that she showed us in her long life.

Correct answer: (b) acts

Your answer was: incorrect
The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many deeds of kindness that she showed us in her long life.
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Why can not be deed?

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Deeds #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:33 am   Deeds
 

The word deeds is usually associated with heroic actions: deeds of bravery, for example. These actions could be in a war/a dangerous situaion/ like rescuing someone from danger or a fire.
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Acts vs. deeds #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:05 am   Acts vs. deeds
 

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VN Lan wrote:
Test No. incompl/inter-3 "If you tend to forget", question 5

The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many ......... of kindness that she showed us in her long life.

(a) deeds
(b) acts
(c) actions
(d) feats

Test No. incompl/inter-3 "If you tend to forget", answer 5

The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many acts of kindness that she showed us in her long life.

Correct answer: (b) acts

Your answer was: incorrect
The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many deeds of kindness that she showed us in her long life.
_________________________

Why can not be deed?
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Acts vs. actions #4 (permalink) Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:08 am   Acts vs. actions
 

why we cannot use actions instead of acts?
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Acts vs. deeds #5 (permalink) Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:57 am   Acts vs. deeds
 

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...Good question!

...Actions has an emphasis on behavior or conduct while acts suggests something done or performed. e.g. a charitable act.
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