Since "she is desperate"' and "she is in despair" mean the same ,why English give two expressions ?

One is for in conversation? The other is for writing?

Or one is commonly used? The other is elegant?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    Jane was in absolute despair with her errant husband's infidelity.

    Jane was in desperate need to borrow £30, that is all she needed to feed her family until the end of the week.

    Two different words. You are desperate to use the loo, you are never in despair to use the loo.

  • 5 months ago

    "Why does English have two expressions?".

    "Is one for conversation, the other for writing?"

    Why don't you worry about basic vocabulary and grammar first. Your English is at the level of a 4-year old.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      The expression "in despair" is very rarely used in Britain in modern times. There are many things in English which can be expressed in 2 or 3 or more ways, as also in most languages. You do not ever need to use "in despair" in everyday English.

  • 5 months ago

    Desperation and despair are not exactly the same thing.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    they dont mean the same. despair is worse than desperation.

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