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Difference between "correct" and "right"



 
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Difference between "correct" and "right" #1 (permalink) Sun May 01, 2005 20:09 pm   Difference between "correct" and "right"
 

Test No. incompl/inter-66 "How to ask the way", question 4

I'm making for the M25 motorway - is this road the most ......... route?

(a) straight
(b) clear
(c) obvious
(d) direct

Test No. incompl/inter-66 "How to ask the way", answer 4

I'm making for the M25 motorway - is this road the most direct route?

Correct answer: (d) direct
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Correct/right #2 (permalink) Sun May 01, 2005 20:35 pm   Correct/right
 

They can both mean the same in the sense of correctly answering a grammar question for example: This is the correct/right answer. Correct has a more exact meaning and could refer to accurate calculations. Right can also mean acceptable as in all right.
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Hi #3 (permalink) Mon May 02, 2005 9:01 am   Hi
 

mind you, that "right" has several meanings though in this case it's used in this sense:

correctly: in conformity with fact or expectation
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