Decline and decrease 两词区别

更新时间 2014年 1月 27日, 星期一 - 格林尼治标准时间13:14

Decline and decrease 两词区别

A Q&A of the Week programme about the words decline and decrease.

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"Could you kindly explain the differences between the two similar words: decrease and decline? I'm always confused about how to use them properly."

Vicky Huang

In this programme we explore the differences between the words 'decrease' and 'decline'.

Although they can mean similar things, there are differences.

For example, look at these two sentences:

He thought about it for a long time, then he decreased the offer.

He thought about it for a long time, then he declined the offer.

Do you know the difference in meaning?

Listen to the programme to find out.

If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can write to us 按键 @BBC英伦网英语教学 or email: questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk

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