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Difference between subject and matter #1 (permalink) Mon Jul 04, 2005 15:41 pm   Difference between subject and matter
 

Test No. incompl/inter-57 "A Night Out", question 3

The subject ......... of the film concerned the American Civil War in the 1860's.

(a) matter
(b) topic
(c) theme
(d) interest

Test No. incompl/inter-57 "A Night Out", answer 3

The subject matter of the film concerned the American Civil War in the 1860's.

Correct answer: (a) matter

Your answer was: incorrect
The subject theme of the film concerned the American Civil War in the 1860's.
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why matter fits better here than theme?
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Difference between subject and matter #2 (permalink) Mon Jul 04, 2005 16:56 pm   Difference between subject and matter
 

Subject and theme mean roughly the same.
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Uhmmm #3 (permalink) Fri Jul 08, 2005 19:33 pm   Uhmmm
 

Could u explain a little bit more this "subject matter" thing?
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Subject matter #4 (permalink) Fri Jul 08, 2005 20:14 pm   Subject matter
 

This means the contents of a book or if you like the substance of a book. What in fact the book is about
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