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Difference between distinguished and extinguished



 
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Difference between distinguished and extinguished #1 (permalink) Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:47 pm   Difference between distinguished and extinguished
 

Test No. errors/advan-5 "At the Airport", question 10

If you go to a major airport in a capital city, you can often see very extinguished people setting out on their journeys.

(a) major
(b) extinguished
(c) setting out
(d) journeys

Test No. errors/advan-5 "At the Airport", answer 10

If you go to a major airport in a capital city, you can often see very distinguished people setting out on their journeys.

Correct entry: distinguished
The error was: (b) extinguished

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
If you go to a major airport in a capital city, you can often see very extinguished people setting out on their journeys.
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please tell me the difference between ''distinguished'' and ''extinguished''
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Difference between distinguished and extinguished #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:50 pm   Difference between distinguished and extinguished
 

Well,

There is a quite a difference between both words:

distinguished means well-known, honoured, highly respected

extinguished means destroyed, erased, put out

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