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What is the difference between 'nonsense' and 'garbage'?



 
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What is the difference between 'nonsense' and 'garbage'? #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:21 am   What is the difference between 'nonsense' and 'garbage'?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #54 "Lots of Stuff", question 1

Personally I don't believe a word of it and if you want my opinion I think it's all stuff and ..........

(a) garbage
(b) trash
(c) nonsense
(d) rubbish

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #54 "Lots of Stuff", answer 1

Personally I don't believe a word of it and if you want my opinion I think it's all stuff and nonsense.

Correct answer: (c) nonsense

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Personally I don't believe a word of it and if you want my opinion I think it's all stuff and garbage.
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Nonsense #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:35 am   Nonsense
 

Hi,

The accepted phrase is stuff and nonsense.

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What is the difference between 'nonsense' and 'garbage'? #3 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 22:14 pm   What is the difference between 'nonsense' and 'garbage'?
 

Why isn't rubbish the right answer? Can you give me some examples please?
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What is the difference between 'nonsense' and 'garbage'? #4 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 23:13 pm   What is the difference between 'nonsense' and 'garbage'?
 

Hi Admira,

'Stuff and nonsense' is a set expression.

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