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Desperate vs Disparate!

These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference?

Desperate is an adjective that is used to describe a very bad or serious situation. It also means that you want or need something very much!

“I’m desperate for help!”

Disparate means different in every way possible.

“They come from two disparate cultures”


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Host and founder of Thinking in English, Tom is committed to providing quality and interesting content to all English learners. Previously a research student at a top Japanese university and with a background in English teaching, political research, and Asian languages, Tom is now working fulltime on bettering Thinking in English!

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