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What's the difference between win and gain?



 
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What's the difference between win and gain? #1 (permalink) Sat Sep 06, 2008 21:29 pm   What's the difference between win and gain?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #109 "Postcard: Winner", question 3

It is possible you have ......... a lot of money.

(a) gained
(b) won
(c) caught

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #109 "Postcard: Winner", answer 3

It is possible you have won a lot of money.

Correct answer: (b) won

Your answer was: incorrect
It is possible you have gained a lot of money.
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why won not gained
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What's the difference between win and gain? #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:08 am   What's the difference between win and gain?
 

Hi,

'Gain' is much broader in meaning and has the idea of acquire as in 'gain respect' 'gain speed' 'gain support'. In this sentence 'win' has to be used with 'a lot of money'.

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What's the difference between win and gain? #3 (permalink) Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:26 am   What's the difference between win and gain?
 

win is linked to money while gain is more general thanks Alan for the explanation.
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What's the difference between win and gain? #4 (permalink) Wed Dec 24, 2008 20:33 pm   What's the difference between win and gain?
 

thanks for the explanation.
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