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Difference between Descriptive and Report Text

Difference between Descriptive and Report Text

Difference between Descriptive and Report Text

       When studying about text, especially those who are studying about the types of texts, namely descriptive text and report text, sometimes they have difficulty distinguishing both those texts, when in fact there are some differences between descriptive text and report text. To help our students understand those differences, we will share English material about the Difference between Descriptive and Report Text. (Also read: Report Text About Pigeon)

These are the Difference between Descriptive and Report Text :

Descriptive Text

To describe thing in specific/ detail

Generic Structure   : 1. Identification 2. Description in parts or each characteristic

Using Action Verb (Active Voice)

Report Text

to describe thing in general

Generic Structure   : 1. Identification (General classification )2. Description part per part (in general)

Introducing group or general aspect

Example of Descriptive Text:

My Parrot

       I have a parrot named Bejo. Bejo is a parrot that is very active and agile. My parrot has a very dark black color and yellow beak. At the back of the head there are parts such as yellow combs. read more

Difference Between Farther and Further

Difference Between Farther and Further

Difference Between Farther and Further

Difference Between Farther and Further

      Many people use “further” and “farther” interchangeable, but, in fact, they mean slightly different things. 

      “Farther” refers to a physical distance, while “further” refers to a figurative distance. 

      So, when wondering how many more miles or kilometers to a particular destination, we’d say, “How much farther to the gas station?”  On the other hand, when speaking of a figurative measure, we should use “further”. For example, “Nothing could be further from the truth.” (Also read : Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Time )

      Probably the best way to remember the distinction between “farther” and “further” is to think about where we’d use the word “furthermore”.  In this case, we use it much like “in addition to”, which is tied to something figurative. 

      So just remember “farther” = “physical” and “further” = “figurative”.

Other idea about Difference Between “Farther” and “Further” :

A. Farther

      If you’re a stickler for the rules, then farther should be used with physical distance. In other words, if you’re thinking about more miles, more kilometers, more inches, more centimeters, etc., then you almost certainly want farther. (Also read other article at : Penjelasan Lengkap dan Contoh Recount Text) read more

Difference of Between and Among

Difference of Between and Among

Difference of Between and Among

        Talking about Difference of Between and Among, it is a common misconception that between is used with two things and among is used with three or more things. As we know that many people believe between should be used for choices involving two items and among for choices that involve more than two items. That can be right concept, but it’s not as simple as that concept. (also read : Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun)

        In fact, we can use the word between when we are talking about distinct, individual items even if there are more than two of them. For example, we could say, “She chose between Robby, Brown, and Amir” because the colleges are individual things.

Commonly we have got knowledge that:

  • Both “Among” and “between” are prepositions in the English language used to compare or relate 2 or more things.
  • Generally, “between” applies to 2 choices, while “among” is the appropriate term to connect 3 or more choices.

Examples of between: read more

Difference Between Home and House

Home or House

       Difference Between Home and House. When we study about English, we sometimes find a word “home” and “house”, and when we check both of those words in dictionary, we find the same meaning in Indonesian. However, they are actually different. For this occasion, I want to share about the difference about those words

A home is a place where someone lives.

       Normally it is a house but it can be other things too: a narrowboat (a boat on a canal which someone lives in), a caravan (a house which is similar to a van or truck, which can be driven around) or an apartment (a kitchen, living room, dining room and bedroom(s)  in a building that has other apartments in it). Home is often associated with a family and/or the place you feel attached to.

Examples:

  • Alice wasn’t feeling too well and she wanted to go home…
  • His father has worked away from home for first five years.
  • I am homeless. I have no home to go to.

A house is a building where the majority of people live.

       It normally has bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a dining room.

Examples:

  • She has moved to a smaller house.
  • The Houses of Parliament in London are visited by 50,000 people each year.
  • Do you want to come to my house this afternoon?

       Pay attention that animals have homes but they don’t have houses (apart from dogs – a doghouse is the small wooden house where a dog sleeps outside). read more

Difference Between Many and Much

Difference between Many and Much

       Difference Between Many and Much. Sometimes we feel confused to differ between the word “many” and “much”, so to know the difference these words, in this occasion I want to share about difference between many and much.

       However, before we discuss about the difference between “many” and “much”, let’s we discuss about the similarity both of them.

The similarity between “many” and “much”

  1. “Many” and “much” are both used to indicate a large quantity.

Examples:

I have much money. (It means that I have a lot of money)

She drinks much water. (It means that she drinks a lot of water)

They buy many books. (It means they buy a lot of books)

You bring many mangoes. (It means that you bring a lot of mangoes)

  1. “Many” and “much” are both used with the question word “how” to ask about quantity.

Examples:

How many sisters do you have?

How much milk do you take?

  1. Both are use with “of” to indicate a portion of something.

Examples:

Much of the beverage is fresh.

Many of my friends are teachers.

  1. Both are used with “so” to emphasize quantity.

Examples:

So much chicken is left over from last night.

So many chips are bad for you.

       After discussing about the similarity between “many” and “much”, now let’s continue discussing about the difference both of them. read more