San
Lv 5

Do these sentences mean the same thing?

A. The event that followed the guests' arrival was strange.

B. The event that followed the guests' arrival was curious.

Thanks!

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  • blank
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    Hey San,

    Bascially they mean the same thing contextually.  That the event was odd or different.

    If you choose to take a "deep dive" into the finer points of the two ending words - there can be a slightly different meaning.

    "strange" implies an uncomfortable oddity, where "curious" implies a sense of wonder.

    With the former, one might tend to shy away from future investigation or participation.  With the latter, one might stick around to see if what unfolds holds any value.

    Hope this helps.

  • 1 month ago

    they can, but strange is not obligatorily curious.  It could be bizarre yet predictable, not odd as in curious, but strange as in abnormal.  not all abnormal things are curious.  they are almost always noteworthy, but being worthy of note does not make them curious (puzzling).

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes. In this context, strange and curious are equivalent.

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