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Alone vs. lonely #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:09 am   Alone vs. lonely
 

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #110 "Synonyms for alone and lonesome", question 1

All the other people at the party had gathered together in small groups, having the time of their life, and only she was left standing ..........

(a) single
(b) removed
(c) lonely
(d) alone

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #110 "Synonyms for alone and lonesome", answer 1

All the other people at the party had gathered together in small groups, having the time of their life, and only she was left standing alone.

Correct answer: (d) alone
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what is the difference between lonely and alone?

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Alone vs. lonely #2 (permalink) Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:13 am   Alone vs. lonely
 

The basic difference between 'alone' and 'lonely' is that, when you are 'lonely', you feel unhappy about it.
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Alone vs. lonely #3 (permalink) Sat Jul 22, 2006 15:03 pm   Alone vs. lonely
 

Hi Cris

In addition to what Conchita mentioned, the word lonely can only be used as an adjective.

The word alone can be used as either an adjective or an adverb. In the test sentence you need an adverb.

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