Tuesday, February 23, 2010

difference between avert and avoid

There is a difference.

I averted the car crash - I prevented it from happening
I avoided the car crash - It happened, but I managed not to be a part of it

I averted a car crash - I prevented a car crash from happening
I avoided a car crash - could mean my actions prevented a crash from happening or there was a car crash, but I kept out of it.

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