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what is the difference between "denote" and "refer"?



 
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what is the difference between "denote" and "refer"? #1 (permalink) Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:05 am   what is the difference between "denote" and "refer"?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #710 "In the classroom", question 3

'In' usually ......... position and 'into' suggests movement.

(a) refers
(b) denotes
(c) demonstrates

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #710 "In the classroom", answer 3

'In' usually denotes position and 'into' suggests movement.

Correct answer: (b) denotes
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what is the difference between "denote" and "refer"? #2 (permalink) Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:50 am   what is the difference between "denote" and "refer"?
 

Hi,

'Denote' suggests 'describe' and 'refer' is usually used with the preposition 'to' to mean 'indicate' as in: The preposition 'in' refers to the position of something.

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