Lesson 17, Exercise 10: Fun-loving people enjoy socializing
Peter says the Italians are emotive. But what is the difference between 'emotive' and 'emotional'?
- It's not very important. They are almost the same.
- It's very important. They are opposites!
'They are fun-loving people and they enjoy ______________ .' Type the last word you hear with the full stop (period). - Listen to the teacher:
- getting emotional.
Emotive vs Emotional
Some people will want to know the exact difference between 'emotive' and 'emotional'. Emotive is used for something that makes you have intense feelings, not just a question of having intense feelings. For example, an emotive conversation might cause people to get excited, while in an emotional conversation there are already many inrense feeling with lots of people excited about something. It is indeed only a nuance of difference between the two.