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tell the difference

This page is about the collocation tell the difference

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to notice differences and be able to distinguish between similar things

For example

  • It's hard to tell the difference between male and female fish.

  • Their voices sound the same on the phone. I can't tell the difference.

Quick Quiz

It's easy to tell the difference between things that are

a. exactly the same

b. very different

c. very similar

Contributor: Matt Errey