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In particular“ is an idiomatic expression that means “in distinction from others” or “specifically”. This expression usually refers to nouns and is set apart by a comma when it occurs at the beginning of a sentence or a phrase.
Particularly“ means “in detail” or “to an unusual degree”. It is an adverb, and as such it can be used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb but not nouns. It is not set off by a comma from the rest of the sentence.

contest is more casual than competition. a competition relies more on intelligence while a contest is associated to brute strength (well, I have my doubts about this one) a contest always involves a prize while competition usually doesn’t. a contest refers to a single event while a competition can last a whole season.

Awards vs. Rewards. An award is a special prize such as the Oscar. It is usually connected to a contest or social event. A reward can be anything you get for making an effort, or as an incentive, say like cash back in credit cards, or miles, even a small cookie for “being good.”

Among is the earlier word of this pair: according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first appeared in Old English. The variant form, amongst, is a later development, coming along in the Middle English period. With regard to their meanings, there’s no difference between among and amongst.

Retain is a transitive verb meaning ‘to keep’ something. Remain is an intransitive verb meaning to stay in the same place, or to continue to exist.

As nouns the difference between origin and genesis is that origin is the beginning of something while genesis is the origin, start, or point at which something comes into being.

Perhaps/Maybe – is used when something or someone is uncertain or not sure (40% - 60% chance). There is really no different between perhaps & maybe, both words can be used interchangeably.
Probably – means that there is a good chance of something happening (70% – 95% chance)

As nouns the difference between impact and implication is that impact is the striking of one body against another; collision while implication is (uncountable) the act of implicating.

As a verb impact is to compress; to compact; to press or pack together.


Lawyer is a general term for a person who gives legal device and aid and who conducts suits in court. An attorney or, more correctly, an attorney-at-law, is a member of the legal profession who represents a client in court when pleading or defending a case. In the US, attorney applies to any lawyer.

Collaboration is working together to create something new in support of a shared vision. The key points are that it is not through individual effort, something new is created, and that the glue is the shared vision.

Coordination is sharing information and resources so that each party can accomplish their part in support of a mutual objective. It is about teamwork in implementation. Not creating something new.

Cooperation is important in networks where individuals exchange relevant information and resources in support of each other’s goals, rather than a shared goal. Something new may be achieved as a result, but it arises from the individual, not from a collective team effort.

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