the answer is wrong. the answer is incorrect. what's the difference ?

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what's the difference between the two sentences?

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  • jehen
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    5 months ago
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    No real difference for simple facts. One could argue that 'incorrect' makes no judgments about the answer beyond correctness or fact, whereas 'wrong' may allude to deliberate bad intent or mis-information. 5+3=7 is incorrect or wrong - either word works. 'Sally is my girlfriend' when Sally is dating John, not me is incorrect. But it is also wrong to say so.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The answer is incorrect is a more sophisticated way of saying "The answer is wrong"

  • 5 months ago

    Well, in the second, you don't have a capital 'T' at the beginning of the sentence.

    If that's not what's wrong, then you really ought to provide the CONTEXT. To most of us, the sentences are synonymous, and both are grammatically and semantically correct.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    They mean the same. Correct means it was right. Incorrect means it was wrong.

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  • 5 months ago

    The both have the same meaning, but the word "wrong" has the connotation that the person should have known what is correct. The word "incorrect" is less judgmental.

  • 5 months ago

    this is roughly the same as the slight difference between false and not true (wrong versus not right/incorrect). It is possible to be not correct yet not wrong, but for the most part, a thing is either right or wrong (rather than partially right and partially wrong), so wrong and incorrect have the same effective meaning.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    They both amount to the same thing.

    The word ‘wrong’ comes into English from the Old Anglo-Saxon language.

    The word ‘incorrect’ comes into English from the Latin language. It means ‘not right’.

  • 5 months ago

    Both imply that the answer (which someone gave) is incorrect.

    Wrong is simply a harsher word which also implies judgementalism over ethics and moral prinicples.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    "Incorrect" is a little more formal

    "Wrong" is more casual

    "The answer is incorrect" may sound awkward in some situations, like in casual conversation or when asking someone a question. You are more likely to see "incorrect" in written text than in spoken conversation.

  • 5 months ago

    Although they mean the same thing, using the word "incorrect" sounds less harsh.

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